MP Ssegirinya Woes: Constituency Medical Center Closed.

HICGI News Agency Last Updated at 15:24 by HICGI By Brenda Namugenyi Kawempe North Medical center, a health facility established by the area Member of Parliament Muhammed Sseggirinya has been closed and medical equipment uninstalled for lack of funds to sustain the facility. Thomas Bagonza the administrator of the facility says they have resolved to…

NSSF Saga: Parliament Directs Gender Minister To Give Status Report:

By Brenda Namugenyi. The Speaker of parliament Anita Among, has directed the Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Betty Amongi to present to the House a statement on the current status of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF). NSSF, whose portfolio stands at Shs17.9 trillion has recently been marred with allegations of corruption and…

UCAA Faces Further Scrutiny In ‘COSASE’ Report On Airport Operations

Updated at 2115 EAT on 11th March 2022. The Deputy Speaker, Anita Among has directed the Auditor General to conduct a value for money audit on the ongoing expansions of Entebbe Airport and on the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) generally. This followed debate on the report of the Committee on Public Accounts – Commissions,…

Female MPs Petition For Better Maternal Health Funding

Updated at 1054 EAT on 09th March 2022. Female legislators under their umbrella body, the Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA) have petitioned government to provide sufficient funds in the 2022-2023 national budget for maternal health care. UWOPA chairperson, Hon Sarah Opendi, while presenting the petition during plenary on Thursday, 03 March 2022, said that whilst…

MPs Demand To Meet Russian Firm Over Vehicle Surveillance Project.

Updated at 2107 EAT on March 1st 2022. Members of Parliament want to meet the management of the Russian firm contracted to implement the Intelligent Transport Monitoring System (ITMS). During a joint meeting of the Committees of Defence and Internal Affairs and Physical Infrastructure on Tuesday, 01 March 2022, MPs proposed a direct engagement with…

Rules Committee To Begin Probe Into Zaake Disciplinary Case.

Updated at 2234 EAT on FEB 21st 2021. Parliament’s Rules, Privileges and Disciplinary Committee on Monday held a preparation meeting ahead of a probe into Mityana Municipality legislator Francis Zaake’s conduct. Zaake, who sits on the Parliamentary Commission, the governing body of parliament, is accused using neutralizing and demeaning language while responding to Deputy Speaker…

Uganda Railways Corporation owes NSSF Shs2.8 billion

Updated at 1915 EAT on FEB 17th 2022 Members of Parliament are concerned how Uganda Railways Corporation (URC) accumulated a debt of over Shs2.8billion in unpaid remittances to National Social Security Fund (NSSF). The MPs sitting on the Committee of Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) made the observation while meeting officials from URC…

Heavy penalties in proposed cyber law

Updated at 1525 EAT on FEB 16th 2022. Kampala Central Member of Parliament, Hon Muhammad Nsereko (has been granted leave by Parliament to introduce a law on cyber-harassment which prescribes hefty fines, lengthy jail terms, a ban from holding public office and loss of office for convicted offenders. Clause 2 of the Bill seeks to…

Opposition Boss Mathias Mpuuga Leads Mps to Censure Minister Jim Muhwezi

Updated at 1524 EAT on FEB 08th 2022 Opposition members of parliament have filed a notice to Censure the Minister of Security, Gen Jim Muhwezi, for allegedly inaction amid the rising number of cases of people being abducted and tortured by state operatives Addressing journalists at parliament, the Leader of opposition in parliament Mathias Mpuuga…