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Committee recommends scrapping of political head title from KCCA Act

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Presidential Affairs committee of Parliament has recommended the scrapping of the title “political head of the Capital City” from Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) 2010 Act. The committee which has been scrutinising the amendment bill of the KCCA Act says the title, political head …

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BoU probe committee granted extension

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has granted more time to the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) to conclude the probe into closure and sale of seven Ugandan commercial banks. The two and half year term of the current committee led by Bugweri County MP Abdu …

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THIS WEEK: Museveni meets inter-party committee

THIS WEEK: Museveni meets inter-party committee Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni asked opposition parties to fight electoral violence in a meeting with members of the Inter Party Organization for Dialogue (IPOD), a forum of political parties represented in parliament. In a meeting at State House Entebbe, Museveni …

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Parliamentary Defence committee sitting turns chaotic over Kitata

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | A committee meeting between the Uganda Parliamentary Committee on Defence and Intenal affairs and officials from the Ministry of Defence turned chaotic on Tuesday after Members of Parliament MPs questioned the involvement of the army in police work. Trouble started when the shadow minister of …

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THIS WEEK: Committee concludes age – limit consultations

THIS WEEK: Committee concludes age – limit consultations Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of Parliament chaired by West Budama South MP Jacob Oboth Oboth has concluded its hearings with its final witness being president Museveni who is seen to be the direct beneficiary of …

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Why Parliament Committee ordered arrest of Amudat finance officer

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Amudat District Chief Finance Officer John Bosco Luchugi, was last week arrested on the orders of the Local Government Accounts Committee of Parliament for allegedly mismanaging and illegally spending billions of monies meant for works in the district. Luchugi, who appeared before the Committee …

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Vice President Ssekandi to head NRM caucus on amendment bill

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI |  The ruling National Resistance Movemen (NRM) Parliamentary Caucus resolved to set up a committee chaired by the Vice President Edward Ssekandi to advise on amendments to land laws. This was revealed by the Government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa (Kiboga) who was flanked by the …

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