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KCCA and Solicitor General on loggerheads over property tax for government institutions

KCCA and Solicitor General on loggerheads over property tax for government institutions

Kampala Capital City Authority  and the Solicitor General’s office are at loggerheads over the payment of property tax by educational institutions endowed by government. An interpretation by the Solicitor General in September last year of the local governments rating act 2005 established that institutions that receive endowments from the government are exempted from paying tax.. […]

Kasaijja decries infrastructure damages by companies fixing cables across roads

Kasaijja decries infrastructure damages by companies fixing cables across roads

Government has raised concern over the continued destruction of road infrastructure by certain sectors including agencies which they say is costing the tax payers huge sums of money. The Minister of Finance, Matia Kasaija, while appearing before the National Economy Committee of Parliament noted that new and old roads have been cut to connect pipes […]

Amongi to cancel all land titles in wetlands, forests and wild life reserves.

Amongi to cancel all land titles in wetlands, forests and wild life reserves.

Cabinet has issued a directive to the lands ministry to cancel all land tittles in wetlands, central forest reserves, wild life reserves and any ecological tourist areas. The minister for lands, Betty Amongi, told the parliamentary committee on natural resources on Thursday that the move will help the ministry to control environmental sensitive areas including rivers, […]

MPs on PAC develop work plan to deal with accountability backlog

MPs on PAC develop work plan to deal with accountability backlog

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament has unveiled its July to September 2016 quarterly work plan in a bid intended to streamline their activities as they address the backlog of accountability reports from several ministries and government agencies. The Committee Chairperson,  Angeline Osegge (Soroti) urged Members to actively participate in committee activities especially upcoming […]

MPs chase Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary James Mugume

MPs chase Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary James Mugume

Members of Parliament on  Foreign Affairs  committee have Thrown out the permanent secretary for the ministry of foreign affairs Ambassador James Mugume after he failed to come with the ministers of Foreign Affair. They were supposed to explain to MPs why Ugandans living in United Arab Emirates are not helped by the embassy when they face problems […]

MPs ask ERA to withdraw statements on power tariff increase

Members of Parliament have asked the electricity Regulatory Authority to withdraw the statement issued yesterday, defying an order to halt the charging of new tariffs. The board of the Electricity Regulatory is appearing before the probe committee into the energy sector that has been overshadowed by reports of corruption. Members of the committee yesterday questioned […]

Peter Nyombi angers oil committee over call from President

 The Attorney General Peter Nyombi has run out of the Adhoc committee investigating oil sector to attend to president Museveni’s oil meeting at Entebbe state house with Tullow Oil Company executive and left members on this oil Adhoc committee furious. The Attorney General peter Nyombi had been summoned by the oil Adhoc committee chaired by […]

Parliament chases Mutebile over spending oil money on jets

Bank of Uganda Governor Tumusiime Mutebile has been thrown out  the oil Adhoc committee investigating the oil sector for the second time for failure to produce evidence to the committee that  he was directed by president Museveni to draw money from the consolidated fund to finance the purchase of fighter jets to the tune of 1.7 trillion […]

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