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Day: June 24, 2022

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...
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