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Govt tables Shs 2.3 trillion loan request for Kampala roads renovation.

Govt tables Shs 2.3 trillion loan request for Kampala roads renovation.

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Government has tabled before parliament a loan request worth Shs 2.26 trillion (about $608.66 million) to upgrade roads in Greater Kampala. David Bahati, the minister of state for Trade tabled the loan request during a plenary sitting on Wednesday. The loan is being sought from the World Bank and Agence Française de Développement (AFD) to finance the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area Urban Development Programme. Once accessed, the finances will aid the improvement of road infrastructure within Kampala, Wakiso, Mukono and Mpigi, including the municipalities of Entebbe, Kira, Makindye-Ssabagabo, Nansana and Mukono. Through the program, government seeks to address challenges of flooding, traffic congestion, un-signalized junctions and poor road infrastructure among others. The program also se...
MPs question Shs 350 million budget allocation for President’s clothes.

MPs question Shs 350 million budget allocation for President’s clothes.

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A total of five legislators have presented a minority report in Parliament citing wasteful expenditure and inconsiderate appropriations. The opposition MPs sitting on the Budget Committee presented a report to the house showing that they do not agree with the Budget Committee on non-compliance, revenue impropriety, specific issues on budget allocations and inconsistencies in the 52 trillion budget for the Financial year 2023/24. The MPs include Hon. Muwanga Kivumbi (Butambala County, NUP), Hon. Adeke Anna (Soroti District, FDC), Hon. Ibrahim Ssemujju (Kira Municipality, NUP), Hon. Lulume Bayiga (Buikwe south, DP) and Hon. Gorreth Namugga (Mawogola County, NUP). They state that millions of shillings that could have benefited the local man have been directed to the office of the Presiden...
Female MP caught on camera massaging male colleagues.

Female MP caught on camera massaging male colleagues.

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Uganda’s reputation for comedic incidents persists as both leaders and citizens display a lack of seriousness, freely acting as they please. In a recent parliament session, shocking footage emerged, leaving the public astounded. Members of Parliament were caught engaging in a ‘romantic activity’ within the House. During the session, a female MP was observed giving a head massage to a male MP seated beside her, creating a world of their own. Another MP, seated behind them, appeared to witness the scene and found great enjoyment in it. Desiring to join in the romance, the observing MP leaned forward, and without hesitation, the female MP switched hands.
Furious MPs question Shs350 million budget allocation for President’s clothes.

Furious MPs question Shs350 million budget allocation for President’s clothes.

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A total of five legislators have presented a minority report in Parliament citing wasteful expenditure and inconsiderate appropriations. The opposition MPs sitting on the Budget Committee presented a report to the house showing that they do not agree with the Budget Committee on non-compliance, revenue impropriety, specific issues on budget allocations and inconsistencies in the 52 trillion budget for the Financial year 2023/24. The MPs include Hon. Muwanga Kivumbi (Butambala County, NUP), Hon. Adeke Anna (Soroti District, FDC), Hon. Ibrahim Ssemujju (Kira Municipality, NUP), Hon. Lulume Bayiga (Buikwe south, DP) and Hon. Gorreth Namugga (Mawogola County, NUP). They state that millions of shillings that could have benefited the local man have been directed to the office of the President an...
Oyam County North by-election to be held in July .

Oyam County North by-election to be held in July .

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The Oyam County North by-election will be held on Thursday, July 6, 2023. The announcement was made by the Electoral Commission as it released the programme leading up to the by-election to replace its deceased MP Colonel (rtd) Charles Okello-Engola. Engola was shot dead by his UPDF bodyguard Pte Wilson Sabiiti on May 2 at his home in Kyanja, Kampala. The by–election programme will commence with an update of the National Voters’ Register from Thursday May 18 to Monday May 22, at update stations in each of the thirty-nine (39) parishes and wards in Oyam County North Constituency. The Commission has appointed Monday, May 22, as the cut-off date for applying for registration as a voter and for transfer of voting location in Oyam County North. The registration and transfer of voters from one ...
Ssewanyana and Ssegirinya application hearing fixed.

Ssewanyana and Ssegirinya application hearing fixed.

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The International Crimes Division of the High Court in Kampala has scheduled June 12th, 2023 to hear an application filed by Kawempe North MP Muhammad Ssegirinya and his Makindye West counterpart Allan Ssewanyana to halt their trial on terrorism-related charges. In 2021, Ssewanyana and Ssegirinya, along with four others, were indicted on charges of terrorism, murder, and attempted murder in connection with the machete killings that occurred in the greater Masaka district. Over 20 people lost their lives, and many others were injured during the wave of attacks. While the group was committed to the International Crimes Division of the High Court, the MPs’ files were split, and one was committed for trial before the Masaka High Court due to additional murder charges against them. On Monday, t...
Do we have a disaster management plan? Mpuuga questions .

Do we have a disaster management plan? Mpuuga questions .

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The Leader of the Opposition in the 11th Parliament of Uganda Hon. Mathias Mpuuga has lashed at the alert issued by police and the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) advising motorists and pedestrians using Kampala-Masaka highway to use alternative routes following the abrupt flooding of River Katonga which crosses the highway. Mpuuga who doubles as the Deputy President for National Unity platform party (Buganda region) and Member of Parliament for Nyendo – Mukungwe says the act has left him wondering what befell this country’s planners. In a statement released by Uganda Police today May 11th 2023 morning, it advised the general public travelling from and to Masakato take the Masaka – Ssembabule Road as a diversion. “The water levels at Katonga River have risen significantly, posing a ...
Yawe explains why he turned down every position within NUP.

Yawe explains why he turned down every position within NUP.

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Eddy Yawe, the elder brother of National Unity Platform (NUP) party president, Bobi Wine real name Robert Kyagulanyi has revealed why he holds no position within NUP. Eddy Yawe was denied the nomination to serve as the flagbearer for the residents of Kira Municipality in the 11th parliament by NUP. The ticket was handed to former Kira Young Football Club boss Jimmy Lukwago. According to Eddy Yawe, feelings that NUP was a family party made him change his mind about being active in the party. “I don’t have any position in NUP, simply because there was that developing talk that we had turned the party into a family “thing”,” said Eddy Yawe. Bobi Wine holds the top position in NUP while their eldest brother Fred Nyanzi is the party chairman for mobilization. Their other brothers Banjo Man, Mik...
Col. Engola Kololo Funeral Service Open to the Public.

Col. Engola Kololo Funeral Service Open to the Public.

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The Government will tomorrow Wednesday, 10th May 2023 hold a special funeral service for the late Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Industrial Relations, Hon. Col (Rtd) Okello Charles Patrick Engola Macodwogo at Kololo Ceremonial grounds starting at 8:30am. H.E Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda is expected to attend. The service will be open to all members of the public, with or without undertaking a COVID test. Guests who will have undergone COVID testing will access the ground through the Elgon Terrace entrance via Protea hotel while other Guests and members of the public who may not have undergone COVID testing will use the Wampewo avenue entrance via Hotel Africana. May the Soul of Hon. Col (Rtd) Okello Charles Patrick Engola Macod...
Col. Engola Kololo Funeral Service Open to the Public

Col. Engola Kololo Funeral Service Open to the Public

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The Government will tomorrow Wednesday, 10th May 2023 hold a special funeral service for the late Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Industrial Relations, Hon. Col (Rtd) Okello Charles Patrick Engola Macodwogo at Kololo Ceremonial grounds starting at 8:30am. H.E Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda is expected to attend. The service will be open to all members of the public, with or without undertaking a COVID test. Guests who will have undergone COVID testing will access the ground through the Elgon Terrace entrance via Protea hotel while other Guests and members of the public who may not have undergone COVID testing will use the Wampewo avenue entrance via Hotel Africana. May the Soul of Hon. Col (Rtd) Okello Charles Patrick Engola Macod...
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