Parliament last evening adopted a motion seeking to censure the Security minister, Gen Elly Tumwine.
Tumwine is accused of blocking the work of Parliament when Members of
Parliament were probing illegal detention centres in the country.The MPs amended the Human Rights Committee recommendation that had sought to ‘punish’ the minister without providing details.
motion was moved by shadow internal affairs minister Mohammad Muwanga
Kivumbi (Butambala County, DP) under Rule 56 of parliamentary rules of
procedure, after debate on the torture of Ugandans in safe houses.
year, the Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, instituted an
investigation into the alleged torture by Internal Security Organisation
(ISO) after Mr Latif Ssebaggala (DP, Kawempe North), and Kas...
President Yoweri Museveni has emphasized the need for the country to
promote unity and the spirit of Pan Africanism if Uganda and the region
are to attain social-economic transformation for development.
do we sell what we produce? You should promote the unity of Uganda, the
spirit of East Africans and Pan Africanism,” he said.
President was addressing Senior and Junior Officers of the Uganda
People’s Defence Forces (UPDF), the Uganda Police and Uganda Prisons’
Services who have been undergoing a three months’ Advanced Joint
Political Education and Leadership Development Course at the National
Leadership Institute, Kyankwanzi in Kyankwanzi District and at the
Oliver Tambo Military Training Institute, Kaweweta in Nakaseke District.
The lecture took place last eve...
The Ministry of Health has received immunization and transport
equipment worth Shs33bn procured by World Health Organization (WHO) and
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) with
support from The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization Alliance
The equipment include; 657 motorcycles, 996 solar fridges, 10
generators, vaccine carriers and cold boxes. The motorcycles will mainly
be used for the distribution of vaccines and will be allocated to
Health Centre IIIs.
According to the ministry, ten generators will be allocated to
District National Medical Stores and 1 generator will be allocated to
the Central National Medical Store. The vaccine carriers are over 5000
and the cold boxes are over 1000. The equipment will be used by health
Former Kenyan President Daniel Moi will be buried on February 12 if the proposed date is agreed upon by the President.
family and the funeral committee have also agreed that there will be
public viewing of the body at Parliament Buildings for three days --
Saturday to Monday.
President Kenyatta is expected to view the body on Saturday.
The tentative programme proposes a public memorial service to be held at Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on Tuesday.
more elaborate announcement will be made tomorrow after a meeting of
the committee with President Kenyatta, who is expected back from his US
tour with ODM leader Raila Odinga.
Meanwhile, the burial preparations are in top gear at the former Head of State’s Kabarak home in Nakuru County.
Robinah Nakazibwe, a resident of Bulaga in Wakiso District, has
been arrested for allegedly beheading her two-month-old baby girl
commonly known as Precious.
Owoyesigyire, the Deputy Kampala metropolitan Police spokesperson, said
Nakazibwe used a panga and a knife to kill the baby on Thursday morning
before attempting to commit suicide.
investigations indicate that Nakazibwe has been working as a waitress
at a pork joint commonly known as Kafunda at Bulaga trading centre.
After the heinous act, Nakazibwe also cut herself but the residents
alerted local leaders and police who responded in time,” he said, adding
that the body of the deceased was taken to city mortuary Mulago
hospital for post mortem.
Bulaga police have since embarked on investigation...
Sudan’s cabinet said Thursday that the country’s leader General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan had made no promise to Israel’s prime minister of “normalising ties” between the two countries.
Burhan, who heads
Sudan’s ruling sovereign council, met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu for previously unannounced talks in Entebbe on Monday that
appeared to signal an end to Sudan’s long-standing boycott of the Jewish
Soon after their meeting, Netanyahu announced that the two leaders had agreed to cooperate towards normalising ties.
transitional cabinet said Thursday that meeting Netanyahu was Burhan’s
“personal initiative” and he had made no promises to the Israeli
“The chief of the sovereign council told us … he did not
give any commitment and did no...
Organsing the Africa Cup of Nations every four years, as FIFA proposed “can be a good thing,” according to former Ivorian international and Chelsea forward Didier Drogba.
The Elephants skipper believes it could increase the flavour and
rarity of the trophy. Drogba also thinks that this schedule will protect
African footballers who play in Europe.
“I think we’re going to have to get to that point [playing in the CAF
Africa Cup of Nations every four years] because the African player is
quite disadvantaged in relation to his club, and given that there are a
lot of African players now playing in Europe, it complicates things a
Already at the time
when we played in the African Cup of Nations, which was in January, (a
player) to leave for the national team was to jeopard...
News of the murder charges against Lesotho’s first lady have rocked the nation. Maesaiah Thabane, 42, has been accused of killing Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s previous wife, Lipolelo, days before the his second inauguration ceremony in June 2017.
Most people are closely watching this unprecedented case against the
ruling class. Most citizens have expressed disappointment not only at
the development but at the fact that she had been granted bail in a
Bokang Kheekhe, an entrepreneur is one such disappointed citizens
who spoke to the media: “It’s very disappointing regarding what’s
happening, you know, we have been haunted and taunted by selective
justice in this country.
“The police have stated that they do have very strong evidence
against the first lady...
relaxed its immigration regulations in a new visa policy unveiled by the
president, interior minister and other top technocrats at the
presidency in Abuja.
The move primarily seeks to attract foreign investors as well as to
boost trade in Africa’s biggest economy and most populous nation.
The new directives provide for a visa on arrival for citizens of
African Union member countries, while visitors interested in tourism and
entertainment should benefit from the new electronic visa.
“This new Visa Policy will advance our goal of building a globally
competitive economy, by helping attract Innovation, and specialized
skills and knowledge from abroad, to complement locally available ones.
We are sending a message to the world that Nigeria is Open for
The UPDF Chief of Defence Forces Gen David Muhoozi has donated UGX.
30 million to two development groups of Bida Bujja village in Kasangombe
sub county in Nakaseke district.
The money which was delivered by the Joint Chief of Staff of the UPDF
Lt Gen Joseph Musanyufu was handed over to Kasangombe stationers
Association and Kasangombe Youth hatchery to develop themselves.
The cash donation was promised to the two groups at the regional
launch of Tarehe Sita activities where the area L.C III chairperson Mr
James Makanda requested the groups to be assisted.
Mr Makanda promised continuous supervision of the groups so as to achieve the objective of the project.
The UPDF will celebrate 39th Tarehe Sita Anniversary in Nakaseke
Butalangu grounds tomorrow 6th Feb 2020 under the ...
Auditor General, John Muwanga has revealed that the Uganda Aids
Commission received but hid funds to a tune of Shs3.3Bn from Government
as required by the Public Finance Management Act 2015.
The details are contained in the December 2019 audit report that
highlighted that the Commission received off-budget financing to a tune
of Shs3,372,895,662 which was not included in its budget
The audit report noted that out of the Shs6,867,449,905, allocated to
the Commission in 2018/2019, Shs6,813,469,870 was spent by the entity
resulting in unspent balance of Shs53,980,035.
Uganda Aids Commission is said to have irregularly diverted
Shs15,820,901 and spent on other activities without seeking necessary
With the HIV/AIDs scourge in Uganda, the ...
Chameleone was part of a group of artists who sang in the ‘Tubonga
naawe’ project ahead of the 2016 presidential elections but made a
u-turn and crossed to the opposition as the country is preparing for the
The singer said that the ruling party is not loyal and warned artistes who are associating with it to be cautious.
will repeat this. NRM is not loyal, they don’t have truth and they are
lying to them (artistes). Why should they buy someone’s love with money?
Someone has to love you naturally without money,” the Bayuda singer
The pencil-thin singer, however, noted that Uganda is a
democratic country and that every artiste, just like any other Ugandan,
has a right to support whoever they want .
“Everyone is free to support whoever they want....
African Union leaders are meeting this week in Addis Ababa to discuss
“silencing arms and creating conditions for the development of Africa”.
For years the crisis in Libya and that of the Sahel have constantly come to the fore.
In recent weeks there have been numerous deaths in Somalia and on the DRC
side, the massacres of civilians caught up in armed clashes between
rebel groups and government forces in the restive eastern part of the
The ruling means President Hage Geingob will continue in his second
term. He won in November with 56% of the vote while Namibia’s first
independent presidential candidate, Panduleni Itula, received 29% in the
country’s tightest presidential race since independence in 1990.
Itula and four opposition party leaders had urged the court to
declare the election results invalid and order a fresh vote. They argued
that the use of the machines without a paper trail effectively meant a
key means of checks and balances was missing.
Chief Justice Peter Shivute did rule that the use of electronic
voting machines without a paper trail, as decided on before the 2014
election in the southern African nation, was invalid. Future elections
must now include a verifiable paper trail.
The Head of the Anti-Corruption Unit in State House, Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema, has warned that the ‘I do not care’ attitude that is exhibited by some Ugandans will kill the country.
She was yesterday speaking at the headquarters of the National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank in Entebbe Municipality during an investigation session of alleged fraud in the institution.
The Executive Director of the facility Dr. Charles Lagu and other members of staff have been implicated in the alleged fraud scandal. The Gene Bank serves 12 Eastern African countries namely Burundi, the Comoros, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Uganda and Kenya. Others are Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Tanzania.
The officials have been implicated in a wide range of alleged fraud activ...
Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has directed the Ministry of
Education and Sports to carry out national wide consultations from all
stakeholders on the new secondary school curriculum before enrolling it
Her directive followed support to a motion tabled by Nandala Mafabi
(Budadiri West MP) calling on Parliament to halt the system after MPs
raised a number of questions to a statement tabled by Rosemary Seninde,
Minister of State for Primary Education.
Minister Sseninde in her statement said there were no plans by
Government to halt the implementation of the new education curriculum
arguing that the curriculum has changed a little for better to shift
education from working for grades as it has been.
Seninde added that the current curriculum was developed i...
The first lady of Lesotho is set to be charged with murder in connection with the 2017 killing of the prime minister’s former wife, police said Tuesday.
Maesaiah Thabane, who fled the country on Jan. 10 to escape arrest,
returned to the small southern African kingdom Tuesday afternoon and
handed herself to police in the capital, Maseru. Police said she had
been hiding in neighboring South Africa.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Mokete Paseka said Thabane would spend
the night in custody and only be taken to court once the director of
public prosecutions has prepared the charge sheet.
An arrest warrant for the first lady was issued the day she fled the
country after she refused to report to police for questioning in
connection with the murder of Prime Minister Thomas Thaban...
As Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) works to revamp the city’s
road network, residents may yet experience even greater change with the
launch of Tondeka Metro buses.
The 980 Tondeka Metro buses will
operate the main routes at a standard fare at a specific time and
frequency using cashless transactions with taxis left with only catering
to the feeder and pick up routes.
The introduction of the Tondeka
buses will relieve Kampala residents who reportedly live in a capital
with the second-worst air quality in the world, according to recent
The poor air quality in Kampala and its environs has been blamed on congestion and heavy traffic flow.
the launch, newly appointed minister for Kampala and metropolitan
affairs Betty Amongi revealed that the 980 bu...
Uganda has enacted a new law that criminalizes littering across the
territory. Persons found guilty are liable to a fine or jail term, the
sector ministry announced on Tuesday.
The Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development said the new
measures are in line with new developments in physical planning.
Isaac Musumba, the Minister of State for Urban development said the
implementation of the new regulations had been placed in the hands of
chief – parish or county, “because these are the people on the ground,”
he said at a press briefing.
A statement issued by the ministry said: “Under the Physical
Planning Amendment Act no.2 of 2020, the following provisions as at 10th
January 2020 are now put into law.
“It shall be an offence to litter. Every person in Uganda is no...
The trial of Kampala businessman Matthew Kanyamunyu and his Burundian
girlfriend Cynthia Munwangari resumed Tuesday in Kampala as a sixth
witness took to the stand to testify that the late Kenneth Akena told
him a wrong scene of the crime in his dying declaration.
witness, John Paul Nyeko, a cousin to the late Kenneth Akena, revealed
to the court that Akena told him he had been shot after he scratched a
car as he tried to park at Game stores in Lugogo.
“He said that
they shot me from Game but not Kyadondo. He said that I was parking and,
in the process, I brushed his car, which was parked, and when I went to
them to apologize, the man pulled a pistol and shot me in the stomach.”
“Game not Lugogo”, he told high court judge Steven Mubiru.