National Unity Platform (NUP) has revealed that at least Shs1 million will be slashed off from each of party MP’s Shs200 Million received from government to buy brand new cars.
The party said the money will go to the party to facilitate a string of services which include the construction of party offices.
While speaking to press, opposition Chief Whip, Mr John Baptist Nambeshe indicated that the NUP party lawmakers had voluntarily resolved to commit at least Shs1M to finance activities.
“The members themselves so wished that as a party that is leading in Parliament and is hardly a year-old in Parliament, we need to demonstrate maturity by acquiring own property. And for that reason therefore we resolved that this fundraising be done,” Mr Nambeshe said.
A Ugandan court has ordered the military and police to leave the home of opposition politician Bobi Wine.
He has not left his house in the outskirts of the capital Kampala since voting in the presidential election 11 days ago, in which he was declared runner-up to President Yoweri Museveni.
Monday's ruling by the High Court in Kampala comes after a petition by Bobi Wine's lawyers.
The state argued it needed to prevent him organising protests.
But the High Court has now ruled that Bobi Wine's detention was unlawful, with Justice Micheal Elubu telling the court it was also an "an infringement on his personal liberties".
Dozens of people were killed during campaigning - many were shot by security forces.
Bobi Wine alleges that the election, in which he ...
The LGBT Foundation has categorically denied donating $10 million to a political party in Uganda after a fraudulent letter was widely shared on social media.
The Manchester-based charity, which supports the LGBT+ community across the UK, was the subject of a bizarre letter circulated online claiming they had pledged support to the National Unity Platform (NUP), a Ugandan progressive political party.
The letter, shared on Twitter, was dated 30 December, 2020, and was written on paper with an LGBT Foundation letterhead.
In the fake letter, the LGBT Foundation “thanked” the National Unity Platform for its “pledge to support and protect the LGBT+ people in Uganda”.
“We acknowledge your open support for our people and you’re the only political party in Ugand...
The opposition presidential candidate was arrested while campaigning in Kalangala in the country’s central region.
Uganda opposition presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, and his campaign team have been arrested in Kalangala in the country’s central region, he said in a post on Twitter.
The arrests on Wednesday spurred protests at a field in Kalangala Island in Lake Victoria where a helicopter was parked and which Wine’s supporters said they believed would be used to fly him back to the capital Kampala.
Police fired tear gas at the crowd who were protesting.
“They are firing even now to disperse people gathering on roads,” a witness, who did not want to give his name for security reasons, told Reuters news agency.
Wine has emerged a...
UN human rights experts* today expressed serious concerns about the violence ahead of Uganda's presidential election, and urged authorities to put an end to the arrest, detention and judicial harassment of political opponents, civil society leaders and human rights defenders.
Media outlets have reported that three journalists were hurt on Sunday after being hit by tear gas canisters in Masaka. Opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, said one of his bodyguards died after being hit by a military truck later the same day. The military has denied this, saying he fell from a speeding car.
"We are gravely concerned by the election-related violence, the excessive use of force by security personnel, as well as the increasing crackdown on peaceful protesters, po...
By Keefa Nuwahereza
The government of Uganda appears to have embarked on a move to deport all heads and foreign officials of several Nongovernmental Organisations (NGOs) in Uganda suspected to habour support for National Unity Platfrom (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.
According to media reports, at least two heads of United States and European Union funded non-governmental organisations in Uganda have been deported in the past few days over accusations of pursuing and or supporting an agenda for regime change.
The first person to be deported was Mr Simon Osborn, who was picked up from his apartment in Nakasero in Kampala, detained briefly and later bundled onto a plane back to his home country.
Osborn had worked in Uganda for seven years as c...
By Keefa Nuwahereza
The Minister for Gender, Labour and Social Development (GLSD) Frank Tumwebaze has said that National Unity Platform (NIUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine is nothing to reckon with, because he is like a wave that will soon pass.
Minister Tumwebaze said this during an interview on NBS TV’s morning breeze, where he said that Bobi Wine is just a populist going around the country lying to people.
“Kyagulanyi is a wave, and waves don't last. He has affected FDC, but NRM is intact even in Buganda, where he has some supporters,” Tumwebaze said, adding; “It is not enough for you to say you are tired of 35 years of Museveni. 35 years of doing what? It has been 35 years of reconstructing Uganda's economy.”
The Minister also said that; “I heard ...
The National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential aspirant Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka launched his Manifesto on 7th November, 2020 at Kakyeka Stadium in Mbarara District, during which he promised heaven on earth for Ugandans if he is elected president in the 2021 election.
Here below is Kyagulanyi's full presidential manifesto launch speech, in case you missed the details;
The people of Uganda gathered in this place and those watching us all over the country and all over the world;
Madam Deputy President, Western Uganda
Mr. Deputy President, Central Uganda;
Madam Deputy President, Northern Uganda;
Mr. Deputy President, Eastern Uganda;
The In coming First lady of Uganda
Mrs Barbara Itungo Kagaaju Kyagulanyi
Distinguished leaders of the N...
Ugandan police and military forces armed with door cutters, AK-47 guns,
tear gas canisters and batons stormed offices of the National Unity Platform
party in Kampala on Wednesday.
Roads leading to party offices were cut off as police parked huge trucks
Security officers forced open doors and took items from inside. They
later asked members of the party to sign for what was taken.
Joel Ssenyonyi, the NUP spokesperson, said the officers took items from
the office of party leader Robert Kyagulanyi, better known by his stage name
"They have taken paraphernalia, that is red berets. T-shirts. They
have taken documents ... we are still trying to establish exactly,"
Ssenyonyi said. "They also broke into honorable Kyagulanyi's ...
By now, many Ugandans have already watched a video of Mr. Nkonge Moses
Kibalama and Mr. Ssimbwa Paul Kagombe speaking about the affairs of the
National Unity Platform.
This is yet another attempt by Gen. Museveni’s regime to derail our
progress in the struggle for freedom and democracy.
For several days now, Mr. Kibalama’s phones have been off. That of
Ssimbwa has been on and off. When it is on, it is picked by someone who
identifies himself as a solider and claims that they have him in custody.
On Monday this week, our legal team went to court. Both Kibalama and
Ssimbwa had sworn and signed affidavits opposing the case brought against us
and the Party. To our shock, when we got to court, we found another strange and
suspicious lawyer who had other two affidavits ...