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Parliament honors Commonwealth games medalists

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Parliament unanimously passed a motion to pay tribute to the team that represented Uganda at the just concluded commonwealth games held in Australia. Uganda finished 15th of the 71 member Countries after bagging a total of six medals including three gold in the 11 …

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Give IGP Ochola time – Nankabirwa

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI |  Government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa (NRM, Kiboga) has asked Ugandans to accord new Inspector General of Police Martins Okoth Ochola time to perform his duties. “I am not competent enough to gauge whether he [Okoth Ochola] is performing or not. I want to request …

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Speaker Oulanyah warns ministers over absenteeism

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI |  Deputy Speaker, Jacob Oulanyah has cautioned cabinet ministers against skipping House business, warning that Parliament will give prominence to Private Members’ business instead. Oulanya issued the warning Tuesday afternoon after ministers who were scheduled to answer questions failed to show up and had not …

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Parliament to honour Commonwealth games team

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Parliament of Uganda will on Tuesday honour Team Uganda that finished 15th at the just ended 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia. Chris Obore, the director of Communication at Parliament confirmed the development to URN on Monday. ” The Ugandan team members will …

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Police to audit number of crime preventers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Police Force has said it will undertake an audit to ascertain the exact number of crime preventers in the country. The number of crime preventers is not exact, with many reports indicating conflicting figures. While former police chief Kale Kayihura quoted the …

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State House Seeks UGX 116B for Security

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | State House needs over 116 billion shillings for the President’s security for the financial year 2018/2019 as presented in their Ministerial Policy Statement. Officials from State House led by the State House Comptroller, Lucy Nakyobe, appeared before Parliament’s Presidential Affairs Committee on Wednesday to justify …

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MPs task Human Rights Commission on re-arrest of suspects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament sitting on the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee have criticised the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) for not taking action against security operatives who defy Court to re-arrest suspects released on bail. Officials from UHRC were today appearing before the committee chaired …

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THIS WEEK: Shs30billion stolen in local governments

THIS WEEK: Shs30billion stolen in local governments Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Local Government Committee of Parliament revealed that over Shs30billion was stolen in local governments in the 2015/2016 financial year. The findings were based on the report by the Auditor General and investigations done by the committee. Reagan …

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Uganda Parliament to probe sexual abuse in schools

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Parliament has resolved to set up a select committee to investigate the widespread cases of sexual harassment in educational institutions. The move followed a motion moved by the National Female Youth MP, Anna Adeke Ebaju (Ind.) praying that Parliament investigates the media allegations of sexual …

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Parliament eulogises Winnie Mandela

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have described South African anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Madikizela Mandela as a fighter for justice and equality who played a big role in ending racial descrimination and restoring democracy. This was during a debate on a motion to pay tribute to the …

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