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Uganda in Shs41 trillion debt

Uganda in Shs41 trillion debt

The State Minister of Finance for Planning, Hon David Bahati, has declared that Uganda’s public debt is at Shs41 trillion, which is an equivalent of US$10 billion. In a statement to Parliament read by Bahati, government also said the debt stock has increased from US$2.5 billion in the 2006/2007 financial year to US$10.7 billion by the end […]

MPs should avoid luxurious life – Deputy Speaker Oulanyah

MPs should avoid luxurious life – Deputy Speaker Oulanyah

The Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah cautioned both former and current Members of Parliament to avoid luxurious life and spending. Oulanyah made the remarks while opening the 14th Annual General Meeting of the Parliamentarian cooperative Savings and Credit Society held at Parliament. ALSO READ:BOU officials grilled over hiring external lawyers to battle court cases Oulanyah says some […]

NRM MPS disagree with decision to transfer leadership of Human Rights Committee to Independents

NRM MPS disagree with decision to transfer leadership of Human Rights Committee to Independents

MPS are divided over a proposal seeking transferring the Parliamentary Human Rights Committee Leadership to the independent members of Parliament from the NRM party members. The rules committee had proposed that the Human Rights committee be chaired by the independent MPS but both the opposition and NRM members of Parliament want to be in charge […]

Nsubuga insists opposition is behind attacks on lifting age limit debate

Nsubuga insists opposition is behind attacks on lifting age limit debate

Kasanda County South MP, Simeo Nsubuga, last week accused the opposition for being behind the attacks and humiliation of MPs who debate and discuss on the issue of lifting the age limit of the President. This was during the plenary sitting in Parliament last week as he explained circumstances for his scuffle in Mubende where […]

MP granted leave to prepare a bill on the prevention of human sacrifice

MP granted leave to prepare a bill on the prevention of human sacrifice

Parliament has granted leave to the Member of Parliament for Ayivu County, Bernard Atiku, who intends to introduce a private member’s bill for an Act entitled; “The prevention and prohibition of human sacrifice and harmful practices bill 2017”. Atiku’s  motion seeking leave was seconded by the Woman Member of Parliament for Kumi district who is […]

Rampant killings in the country worries MPs, security ministers summoned

Rampant killings in the country worries MPs, security ministers summoned

Parliament has directed the Ministers of Security and Internal Affairs to explain the ongoing killings of people and brief the country under what circumstances police is shooting live bullets to the people. The matter was raised before Parliament by the Member of Parliament for Nansana Municipality, Wayima Nsereko and Rubaga North MP, Moses Kasibante in […]

Opposition, NRM unit to mourn Oketta whom they said had rare humility

Opposition, NRM unit to mourn Oketta whom they said had rare humility

Opposition and ruling NRM Members of Parliament this week united in grief to pay tribute to late Maj Gen. Julius Oketta, for his great tireless services and efforts to the country at different levels. The motion to pay tribute to late Oketta was moved by the Prime Minister, Dr.Ruhakana Rugunda and seconded by the leader […]

MPs raise dust over delayed allocation of vehicles.

MPs raise dust over delayed allocation of vehicles.

Parliament is under pressure over the delayed granting of vehicles to the  members of parliament. The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, had promised MPs that they would get their vehicles by October but they have not got them to date. Kaliro district woman MP, Margaret Mbeiza, who wants government and parliamentary commission to give members […]

MPs pay tribute to late Minister of Works Andruale Awuzu for exemplary contribution.

MPs pay tribute to late Minister of Works Andruale Awuzu for exemplary contribution.

Parliament has paid tribute to the former Minister of Works and Member of Parliament for the Vuura County, the late Andruale Awuzu, whom they say worked tirelessly as a person to improve the road network in the country. In yesterday’s Parliament’s proceeding Chaired by the deputy speaker, Jacob Oulanyah, MPs while recognizing the late Awuzu who succumbed […]

MPs ask finance to release money to fight Hepatitis B

MPs ask finance to release money to fight Hepatitis B

Members of Parliament want the ministry of finance to release money to address the problem of Hepatitis B which continues to kill people throughout the country especially in northern and eastern parts. The minister of finance, Matia Kasaija however angered MPs when he told parliament that the ministry released 3 billion shillings to address the problem however […]

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