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NRM MP appeals to government on withdraw of amendment proposal for article 26

NRM MP appeals to government on withdraw of amendment proposal for article 26

Bujumba County MP, Julius Mukasa Opondo, has asked government to withdraw the contentious land bill which seeks to amend Article 26 of the Constitution to allow government to take compulsory possession of private land to build infrastructure and investment projects without going through compensation disputes. The Constitution Amendment Bill 2017 on land is currently under scrutiny […]

Chwa west MP Okin Ojara says prostitutes have invaded Parliament

Chwa west MP Okin Ojara says prostitutes have invaded Parliament

Chwa West County Member of Parliament in Kitgum district, Okin Ojara has appealed to Parliament to protect them from prostitutes who he said have brought their business closer to the August house. Ojara who was raising the matter on the floor of Parliament during the Prime Minsiter’s question time said he recently found naked ladies […]

Minister Muloni to track pledges and ensure they are fulfilled

Minister Muloni to track pledges and ensure they are fulfilled

The Minister for Energy, Irene Muloni, has been tasked on  ensuring that Presidential power pledges are fulfilled to enable Ugandans in different communities to engage in meaningful projects. Members of Parliament sitting on the Infrastructure Committee led by Mukono North MP,Muyanja Senyonga, asked the minister to act on the pledges because many of the them […]

Museveni agrees to changes on cabinet meetings

Museveni agrees to changes on cabinet meetings

President Yoweri Museveni has agreed with cabinet to change the sitting day for their meeting so as to  ease minister’s work in parliament. Cabinet sittings have been shifted from Wednesday to Friday of every week. This was approved by the cabinet in the meeting held last week at state house in Entebbe chaired by the […]

URA says revenue targets for financial year 2017/18 challenging

URA says revenue targets for financial year 2017/18 challenging

The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has described this financial years revenue collection target is stretching and ambitious. In the 2017-2018 budgets the URA is expected to collect 15 trillion on assumptions over 6% GDP growth, stable inflation rate, increasing private sector credit growth above the current 4.4% and others. Speaking to media today, Doris Akol, […]

Nimule and Kaya border towns to get power, says minister D’Ujanga

Nimule and Kaya border towns to get power, says minister D’Ujanga

State minister for energy Simon D’Ujanga says that his ministry plans to extend power to the two border towns of Nimule and Kaya in the Karamoja sub region to help improving on the lives of refugees. D’Ujanga also Okoro County MP, says that he is to travel to Juba this week to discuss with his […]

CSOs dismiss government plans on constitutional amendments

CSOs dismiss government plans on constitutional amendments

Civil society organizations (CSOs)in Uganda have out rightly dismissed the proposed constitutional amendment on article 26 of the land act to enable government acquire private land even without due prompt compensation. CSOs led by Irene Ovonji, the executive director FIDA Uganda said amending this article is unconstitutional because it’s not human rights based yet it […]

Winnie Kizza threatens legal action against minister Namuganza

Winnie Kizza threatens legal action against minister Namuganza

The Leader of Opposition, Hon.Winfred Kiiza, has threatened to take legal action against the state minister for lands, Persis Namuganza, over accusations that Kiiza is a land grabber. Kizza told Parliament that Namuganza in a recently televised statement said that there is a powerful FDC Woman MP from Kasese, who grabbed land from the school, […]

NRM to punish members who breach electoral laws

NRM to punish members who breach electoral laws

The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM)party says it is planning to take disciplinary action against its members who would be found guilty of breaching electoral laws. This comes in the wake of the numerous court cases in which NRM MPs were sued for various irregularities in the 2016 elections. Speaking to media in Kampala, the […]

Government urges banks to design loans that favour farmers

Government urges banks to design loans that favour farmers

Government has urged the  banking sector to design friendly loans that can be accessed by farmers and informal sectors in Uganda. Currently many banks are offering short term loans which do not favor farmers who have long term investments. Speaking during the Annual banker’s conference recently,  the Vice president, Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, said that much […]

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