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Month: June 2022

Okurut  Micheal  slaps Minister Ecweru in church.

Okurut  Micheal  slaps Minister Ecweru in church.

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Police in Amuria district have arrested a 39 year old man for slapping the State Minister for Works Musa Ecweru who also doubles as the area MP. According to the East Kyoga Police spokesperson, Oscar Gregg Ageca, on Sunday, during the morning service at St.Michael Catholic Church in Wera parish, Wera sub-county in Amuria district when Michael Okurut, slapped the minister over unknown reasons. “Okurut Micheal came before the alter like other congregants, knelt down got his blessings. Afterwards he got up and surprisingly slapped the minister as he was giving his summon,” Ageca said in a statement. According to police, Okurut was however subdued by the ministers bodyguards who arrested him and later handed him over to the area police. “No harm was occasioned on the ministers person,” the s...
EC suspends women council elections due to lack of funds.

EC suspends women council elections due to lack of funds.

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The Electoral Commission suspended the women councils and committee elections over lack of funds. In February, the Electoral Commission issued a roadmap detailing the various activities to be conducted under the programme for elections of women councils and committees from the village to the national level. However, speaking at a consultative meeting at Gogonyo county in Pallisa district, Electoral Commission chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama said that the ministry of Finance informed the commission that there are no funds for conducting the activities. According to the roadmap, the nominations of candidates were scheduled to start this week. Byabakama, says that the commission will issue a new programme for the activities when the funds are availed. At the time of the cancellation, ...
Police Arrest Two over Spice Supermarket Robbery in Mukono.

Police Arrest Two over Spice Supermarket Robbery in Mukono.

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Police has revealed that they have arrested two suspects who attacked and robbed Spice supermarket in Mukono town over the past weekend. “We so far have two suspects behind the aggravated robbery which took place at Spice supermarket in Mukono. Our flying squad unit and Mukono police have the two suspects who include William Mugalu aged 24 years and resident of Nasuti, Ntaawo cell and Sam Mbogo, 23 also resident of the same cell,” said Fred Enanga in a security briefing at Naguru Enanga said that the duo was clearly identified by witnesses who managed to see what took place during the attack at the supermarket. He said that although the suspects have been arrested, police have not yet recovered the gun used in the robbery but efforts are underway to recover it as well as identify other ...
President Museveni gives DGF five months.

President Museveni gives DGF five months.

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President Yoweri Museveni has given a small, five-month window to the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF), a major funder of civil society organisations in Uganda, to operate. But does that mean the end of DGF, whose activities were suspended last year, or is another strategy by the President to beat the NGOs into line? Museveni announced the very conditional re-opening of DGF activities in Uganda on June 22. “Today, I hosted the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation. We discussed a number of bilateral issues. I also agreed to lift the ban on Democratic Governance Facility (DGF), to run till December 2022, with Government represented in the decision-making structures,” Museveni said in a tweet. “I shall formally communicate our position to the relevant government departments,” he ad...
Judiciary Condemns Threats to Judicial Officers.

Judiciary Condemns Threats to Judicial Officers.

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The judiciary has condemned the attempts by unscrupulous individuals who it said want to meddle in its affairs. According to the judiciary, on June 20, 2022, the staff at Soroti High Court received a suspicious package with a warning letter addressed to the resident Judge, the assistant registrar, counsel and plaintiffs in a court case now a subject of police investigations. In a statement, the institution said this act of cowardice is an unwarranted indirect affront on the independence of the Judiciary which is protected by the Constitution. “Article 128 of the Constitution provides that no person or authority shall interfere with the courts or judicial officers in the exercise of their judicial functions. The Judiciary should be left to exercise its mandate to adjudicate,” the stateme...
Government Resolving Bottlenecks in Older Persons’ Payments.

Government Resolving Bottlenecks in Older Persons’ Payments.

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June 24, 2022, The Minister of State for Elderly Affairs, Hon. Mafwabi Dominic Gidudu, has reassured older persons that Government is taking all necessary steps to eliminate the challenges excluding some older persons from receiving the Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment (SAGE). While on a monitoring and supervision visit of SAGE payments in Mbale and Soroti districts on Thursday, Hon. Gidudu noted that the Ministry had gotten wind of a number of issues including the lack of National Identity Cards, errors in details on the Cards, infirmness and hiccups in the payment system, which are disfranchising would-be beneficiaries of the monthly payments. “The Ministry is woke to these challenges and we are working with, for example, the National Identification and Registration Authority (NI...
Suspension of the Electoral Programme for Women Councils and Committees Elections, 2022.

Suspension of the Electoral Programme for Women Councils and Committees Elections, 2022.

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On 18th February 2022, the Electoral Commission issued a Roadmap detailing the various activities to be conducted under the programme for elections of Women Councils and Committees from the Village to the National Level. To-date the Electoral Commission has finalised the compilation of the Village Women Residents’ Register and is currently conducting the Display of the said Registers at each Village/Cell across the country in preparation for subsequent activities, namely, nomination of candidates and polling at the Village level. However, the Ministry of Finance has informed the Commission that the funds required for conducting the subsequent activities under the electoral Roadmap are not yet available. Accordingly, the Commission informs the general public, Political Party leaders and ...
The High Court confirms Joyce Bagala as Mityana Woman MP.

The High Court confirms Joyce Bagala as Mityana Woman MP.

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The Court of Appeal has declared former NBS TV journalist, Joyce Bagala Ntwatwa as the duly elected Woman Member of Parliament for Mityana District. Bagala beat Lands Minister Nabakooba in the January 14 polls for the Mityana Woman MP position prompting the latter to challenge the election in court. The High Court in Mubende last year ruled that there was voter bribery, multiple voting during the January 14 polls in Mityana committed by Bagala or her agents and consequently the non-compliance with the electoral laws saw the presiding judge order for a fresh election after throwing Bagala out of parliament. Bagala challenged the same in the Court of Appeal which on Friday morning made a judgement . In the judgment, a panel of three justices including Geoffrey Kiryabwire, Stephen Musota and...
Museveni celebrates wife’s birthday.

Museveni celebrates wife’s birthday.

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President Yoweri Museveni celebrated his wife, Janet’s birthday on social media. “I congratulate Maama Janet on reaching 74 years of age, and I thank God for her life,” Museveni said in a message posted on his social media accounts. The president who is currently in Rwanda for this year’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting(CHOGM) applauded his wife for the love and commitment to God before asking the Almighty to grant her more years of health. “Thank you Janet, for your love and commitment to God, our family and the people of Uganda. May He grant you many more years of health.” Born 74 years ago on June 24, 1948, in Ntungamo, Janet Kataaha Museveni has been First Lady since 1986 when the NRM took power after the five-year Luweero bush war. Her marriage with Museveni has seen the co...
STATEMENT BY THE VICE PRESIDENT ON THE INDUSTRIAL ACTION BY UNATU.

STATEMENT BY THE VICE PRESIDENT ON THE INDUSTRIAL ACTION BY UNATU.

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It has been brought to my attention through the Press Release dated 11th June 2022, issued by the General Secretary of Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU), that UNATU called for industrial action by all the members of the Union with effect from 15th June 2022. The grounds of the industrial action cited in the Press Release include discriminatory salary enhancement and failure by Government to honour the Collective Bargaining Agreement signed in 2018. The Government wishes to reiterate its commitment to provide salary enhancement for all Public Officers. This is evidenced by the phased salary enhancement that has so far been achieved over the years, whose implementation will continue within the available resources. In the last two years, Government has had to put aside other prioritiesto...
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