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Ugandans advised to stock food as locusts advance from Kenyan side

Ugandans advised to stock food as locusts advance from Kenyan side

Ugandans have been advised to stock food as a precautionary measure to counter the effects of desert locusts that are a mere 166 kilometers from the Uganda-Kenya border in the north eastern region of Karamoja according to Uganda’s  Ministry of Information and National Guidance. Turkana is about 166km from Karamoja, meaning the locusts can reach […]

EC approves programme for Local Government residual elections

EC approves programme for Local Government residual elections

The electoral commission chairman Eng. Badru Kigundu reveals plans for the nation to hold residual elections in the local government councils that will be held in 109 districts. On releasing the plan today Kigundu confirms that a number of areas in local governments were voting did not take place during the general polls on account of […]

Ngobi calls for end of infighting within government offices

Ngobi calls for end of infighting within government offices

The president of the Uganda Local Government Association and the current Jinja district chairperson, Fred Ngobi is calling upon the newly elected political heads at local government level to desist from involving in leadership and power fights with the district technical wing if they are to better serve the communities that elected them. Ngobi says, many […]

Increase financial allocation to local government – Finance commission asks government

Increase financial allocation to local government – Finance commission asks government

Local government Finance commission has asked government to increase its financial allocation for better service delivery given that there is increasing creation of new districts. Members of the commission made the appeal while presenting the 2013/2014 annual report to the speaker of parliament today at parliament. The chairperson of the commission Mr. Tom Matte who led […]

Corruption accusations ruin bus transport

The committee on Public service and Local government has started investigations into the contract Pioneer Easy bus recently signed with Kampala Capital City Authority. The district leaders of Wakiso and Mukono allege that pioneer easy bus illegally got the contract to operate in their areas of jurisdiction. The district leaders of Mukono and Wakiso say […]

Government to issue stamps for LCs

The era of each LCI village council across the country to print its own stamp or stamps is soon coming to an end. This is because many LCI executives have been abusing the right given to them to make their own stamps. Many LCI executives especially chairpersons, vice chairpersons, and secretaries have been holding different […]

Minister of Local Government defends lower councils against minimum qualifications

Buyaga County east MP in Kibale District Ignatius Besisira has called for Minimum Qualification for all Lower Council elective offices like other offices which has Minimum Qualifications because decisions that are take at the lower Councils need people who have elementary Education. Besisira says all Local Councils right from LC111 to LC 1 have no […]

Drama as Kabarole Speaker is Questioned over dressing code

There was drama yesterday during the Kabarole district council when the Bukuku sub county male representative Kato Pascal was chased from council hall for questioning the speaker’s dressing code. Drammer started when speaker Clovis Mugabo directed some individuals to quit the council hall for not respecting the Council’s dressing code. However councilor Kato also tasked […]

Kabarole district headquarters construction starts

Construction work at Kabarole district headquarters which has been at stand still for a year is to commence early July. Richard Rwabuhinga the Kabarole district chairman says that the district is expecting 800 million shillings to spearhead work at the site. Rwabuhinga says his executive is to embark on supervising and monitoring government programs of prosperity […]

Government workers warned on absenteeism

The Kabarole district boss Richard Rwabuhinga has warned civil servants and extension workers in the district to desist from late coming and reckless absenteeism from duty. Rwabuhinga notes that late coming and absenteeism hinders service delivery and promotes corruption. He says that LC3 chairpersons of the newly created administrative units in the district have received […]

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