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Parliamentarians call for laws to curb media sensationalism

Parliamentarians call for laws to curb media sensationalism

Members of parliament called for tougher laws to curb inaccuracies and sensationalism carried in the media against parliament. MPs, who were reacting to a communication from Speaker Rebecca Kadaga during plenary said media houses were abusing their freedom of expression. In her communication, Speaker Kadaga said several publications and broadcasts were meant to ridicule and tarnish […]

UWOPA unveils two year strategy

UWOPA unveils two year strategy

The Uganda Women’s Parliamentary Association (UWOPA) has unveiled their strategy for the next two and a half years of their term of office. Monicah Amoding  who is Kumi district Woman MP and the Chairperson of UWOPA revealed to the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga that the Marriage and Divorce Bill is top of their agenda as […]

Chinese have not received sand mining permits: NEMA

Chinese have not received sand mining permits: NEMA

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) says that it has never given sand mining permits to Chinese to operate in Lwera wetlands in Kalungu district. This follows members of parliament recently protesting against the mining of sand in Lwera wetlands and in Lake Victoria by Chinese. The Executive Director of National Environment Management Authority, Tom Okrot, […]

Parliament defers motion to lift judges’ age limit

Parliament defers motion to lift judges’ age limit

Parliament has indefinitely deferred the motion to amend the constitution to lift the age limit for judges. Parliament threw out the motion in proceedings  chaired by the speaker of parliament Rebecca kadaga which was seeking leave to cause a constitutional amendment to allow the extension of the serving age of judicial officers on the basis that the mover who is […]

MPs demand sufficient funds for sports sector

MPs demand sufficient funds for sports sector

Members of Parliament have demanded for allocation of sufficient funds to the sports sector to nurture talent sports sector development . MPs pledged to use their power to allocate more funds to the sports sector even if government fails to allocate much money. Members of parliament are concerned that government promised to give some allowances but this promise was not […]

Dairy authority to extend ban on loose milk transportation

Dairy authority to extend ban on loose milk transportation

Dairy Development Authority is to extend the ban of transporting loose milk to upcountry areas as a measure of selling unprocessed milk which could be harmful to the consumer. In 2014  DDA banned the transportation of loose milk especially in Jerry cans they could easily be contaminated  by germs because of being unprocessed. The Acting Manager […]

Farmers ask for policy on vanilla growing

Farmers ask for policy on vanilla growing

Farmers under their umbrella body, Vanilla Exporter`s Association demand for a policy that will help to guide vanilla dealers in the country. While meeting with the Minister of Agriculture Animal industry and Fisheries, Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja they requested Government to consider reviving vanilla crop in Uganda, because the prices have skyrocketed in the recent past. They said a kilo of vanilla […]

UHRC asks government to uphold rights of Ugandans

UHRC asks government to uphold rights of Ugandans

Government has been tasked to uphold the economic, social and cultural rights of Ugandans even as it pursues the campaign to transform the country’s economy. Uganda has been a signatory to the International Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Treaty since 1987 which mandates the country to uphold those rights. Now speaking ahead of the […]

Saudi Arabia leading in mistreatment of Ugandan workers – PLA

Saudi Arabia leading in mistreatment of Ugandan workers – PLA

Saudi Arabia tops  a list of countries which are mistreating  Ugandans working in Arab countries followed by Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates according to a research by Platform for Labour Action. The June 2016 report handed over to parliament’s committee on Gender indicates that majority of Ugandans in the Middle East are victims of international […]

FDC youth group opposes removal of age limit clause

FDC youth group opposes removal of age limit clause

In their bid to oppose plans by Museveni group to remove the age-limit clause from the constitution, Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has formed a new youth group which is going in and around Kampala mobilizing against the move. The leader of the group, Kantayomba Olive Pearl was arrested last week by police in Kabaawo Mutundwe-Rubaga Division mobilizing […]

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