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Coronavirus – Uganda: Bobi Wine and Speaker Kadaga disagree with Museveni on Nytil COVID-19 Masks

Coronavirus – Uganda: Bobi Wine and Speaker Kadaga disagree with Museveni on Nytil COVID-19 Masks

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, Politics, UGANDA, Ugandan Parliamanet
PARLIAMENT, UGANDA --- The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga and Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, have both sharply disagreed with President Yoweri Museveni’s directive to Ugandans to wear masks made by Nytil, because it is the only factory that manufactures the approved  standard of masks. During his 14th National Address on COVID-19 held on Monday evening, Museveni directed that Ugandans aged 6 years and above must wear face masks when in public places and at all times, as a way of preventing the spread on Coronavirus. He however noted that with time all the other locally made  masks will phased out and all Ugandans will be required to wear masks made by Nytil and that they will be  distributed to Ugandans free of charge dur...
Uganda: Speaker Kadaga gifts Muslim fraternity at Parliament

Uganda: Speaker Kadaga gifts Muslim fraternity at Parliament

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Ramadan, RELIGION, UGANDA, Ugandan Parliamanet
Kampala --- As the Muslim fraternity prepares to celebrate Eid Al- Fitr over the weekend, the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has called on Muslims to continue praising and worshiping Allah during the remaining days of the Holy month of Ramadan.  She said that fasting in the Quran are the two intercessors for the servants of Allah on the days of resurrection. “Your fasting will give an opportunity for intercessions on your behalf so that your messages reach the Almighty Allah,” she said.Kadaga said this while handing over gift hampers to the Muslim staff of Parliament and journalists under the Uganda Parliamentary Press Association on 20 May 2020.She said that due to the coronavirus pandemic, Parliament cannot hold the annual Iftr dinner.  “Ramadan cannot be celebrated but the sa...
Uganda: MPs concerned about delayed electrification project

Uganda: MPs concerned about delayed electrification project

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Politics, UGANDA, Ugandan Parliamanet
KAMPALA, UGANDA - PARLIAMENT ---- Members of Parliament are concerned about the delayed roll out of the national rural electrification project following approval of a  loan from EXIM BankBududa District Woman MP, Hon. Justine Khainza said that the loan amounting to US$212.6 million is meant to have electricity extended to 287 sub-counties across the country. The project was supposed to be implemented by Tebian Electric Apparatus (TBEA) Company Limited. “Of late, the media has been awash with allegations of financial loss under the Rural Electrocution Agency (REA) and in particular, pertaining to these sub-county projects.,” said Khainza.Hon. James Waluswaka (NRM, Bunyole West) said the loan was passed with a promise to Ugandans that all sub-counties would be lit by election time.“They ...
Uganda: MP Karuhanga goes back to court cver Shs. 40M given to NRM MPs

Uganda: MP Karuhanga goes back to court cver Shs. 40M given to NRM MPs

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, UGANDA, Ugandan Parliamanet
Kampala ----- Ntungamo municipality Member of Parliament Hon. Gerald Karuhanga has vowed to make lawmakers vomit the shs 40m cash bonanza by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. According to the soft-spoken leader, giving MPs money to pass certain resolutions is not only a bribe but immoral and gross abuse offices. This development can as in an interesting twist of events, Members of Parliament who were ordered to return the controversial UGX 20 million but had to receive UGX 40 million in appreciation for supporting the motion to recognize President Museveni for the management of the COVID19. It is also said that the money is also aimed at influencing MPs opposing the passing of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Bill, a move that has forced the Ntungamo leader to go back to ...
Coronavirus – Uganda: Speaker disagrees with Museveni on locking down citizens but allows truck drivers to continue moving

Coronavirus – Uganda: Speaker disagrees with Museveni on locking down citizens but allows truck drivers to continue moving

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Politics, UGANDA, Ugandan Parliamanet
Kampala ---- The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has called upon government to either stop the movement of truck drivers who are infected with Coronavirus (COVID-19) or lift the lockdown, instead of letting poor Ugandans suffer inside their houses. While  speaking in Parliament on Thursday, Kadaga  told the House that Ugandans are concerned about government’s decision to continue keeping them locked inside their houses yet they are not infected, while  the same government allows truck drivers, many of who are infected with COVID-19, to continue moving freely around the country. “It is disturbing to note that the bulk of the new COVID-19 cases are from truck drivers. Ugandan locked in their homes are not moving, but truck drivers who are testing positive are going about normal l...
Uganda: NRM MPs in another Shs 40m each cash bonanza

Uganda: NRM MPs in another Shs 40m each cash bonanza

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Politics, UGANDA, Ugandan Parliamanet
The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party members of parliament have reportedly benefited from yet another cash bonanza from President Yoweri Museveni. Each of the 317 NRM MPs who previously supported the lifting of the age limit is set to receive Shs 40m - just days after the clerk to parliament Jane Kibirige ordered the legislators to return Shs 20 million parliament allocated to each of the 438 MPs for COVID-19 activities. The COVID funds allocated to MPs drew an ire from the public and an embarrassing back and forth public bickering between the executive and legislature - with Museveni casting the MPs for being inconsiderate by taking public funds at the time when the country was battling the coronavirus pandemic. Museveni advised the MPs to return the money and dir...
Ugandan Government to pay Shs4 billion to former KCC staff

Ugandan Government to pay Shs4 billion to former KCC staff

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA, Ugandan Parliamanet
Parliament of Uganda: Former employees of Kampala City Council (KCC), which was transformed into Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), who were retrenched almost 10 years ago, will receive their terminal benefits in July this year. The State Minister for Finance (Planning), Hon. David Bahati, told Parliament that Shs4.08 billion was provided in the budget for the 2020/2021 financial year and will be paid out to the former employees of KCC following a High Court verdict and Presidential directive on the matter. “The Shs4.08 billion has been budgeted for in the next financial year and will be paid in July,” said Bahati during the plenary sitting on Wednesday 13 May 2020. In 2012, 10 former employees of defunct KCC led by former Principal Assistant Town Clerk for Makindye, Justine ...
Coronavirus -Uganda: MPs demand suspension of teaching On Television, Radio

Coronavirus -Uganda: MPs demand suspension of teaching On Television, Radio

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, UGANDA, Ugandan Parliamanet
Kampala____ Members of Parliament have criticised the Ministry of Education and Sports current programme of teaching learners via television and radio during the Covid-19 lockdown. Some MPs suggested that the programme should be suspended since schools and institutions of higher education were closed by government in mid March. The debate was kicked up by the issues raised by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga in her communication at the start of Wednesday's plenary sitting, saying many areas were not accessing radio waves to receive the lessons. Last month, after failing to meet the planned re-opening of schools on April 27, Education minister Janet Museveni said the learners would access lessons from home using TV and radio. Others would get printed materials to be delivered through their ...
Parliament of Uganda: MP Cecilia Ogwal collapses in Parliament

Parliament of Uganda: MP Cecilia Ogwal collapses in Parliament

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, UGANDA, Ugandan Parliamanet
The Dokolo Woman Member of Parliament, Cecilia Atim Ogwal collapsed in parliament yesterday afternoon. The veteran legislator reportedly started feeling nauseated at around 2:00 pm before she collapsed. The parliamentary medical team picked her up from the pigeonhole area and took her to the waiting room where they administered first aid, according to eyewitnesses.  She was later rushed with an ambulance to her home for rest. Ogwal confirmed to URN on phone feeling sick at Parliament and being given assistance but said she was out of danger. She said she was feeling better after vomiting but was still nauseated. Although there is always no plenary sittings on Mondays, MPs attend committee and commission meetings while other attend to business in their offices.   Ogwal is on...
Uganda: Speaker Kadaga wants Arua nurse who wheeled patient for 5km to the hospital declared a national hero

Uganda: Speaker Kadaga wants Arua nurse who wheeled patient for 5km to the hospital declared a national hero

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, UGANDA, Ugandan Parliamanet
As praise and worship continue trickling in for the young Nurse in Arua Doris Okundinia who went beyond her mandate to save a patient, it all seems to be just the beginning after Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga added her voice to many others during the Thursday plenary at Parliament in demanding that the hero in Arua be considered on the list of those to be awarded hero medals come next year. Kadaga was speaking in response to a confirmation by the Minister for Presidency Esther Mbayo that the young nurse had received a scholarship from Government to pursue a diploma from the the Uganda Christian Institute in Lira following her heroic act. “I want to see her on the list of those people that will be awarded hero medals on the heroes’ day come next year, ” Kadaga tasked Minister ...
Uganda: Lubaga MP Kato Lubwama in intensive care

Uganda: Lubaga MP Kato Lubwama in intensive care

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, UGANDA, Ugandan Parliamanet
KAMPALA – The Member of Parliament for Rubaga South in Kampala, Mr Kato Lubwama, is currently in intensive care at at Medipal Hospital, a private health facility in Kampala, amid concerns over his persistent health problems. Kato Lubwama who also happens to be a popular comedian and former radio presenter has been in and out of hospital since 2014 when he was diagnosed with a heart disease. And last Wednesday, the legislator was rushed to hospital where he has been ever since. Lubaga MP Kato Lubwama However, health workers close to the legislator said he is in a stable condition. Kampala Central MP Muhammad Nsereko on Wednesday paid him a visit. “I have visited my comrade Hon Kato Lubwama who is in the Intensive Care Unit of Medipal Hospital Acacia Avenue for the last 4 ...
Uganda: “MP Zaake still not well”, says Bobi Wine

Uganda: “MP Zaake still not well”, says Bobi Wine

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, Politics, Ugandan Parliamanet
In an attempt to throw away the ruling government, he Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi known as Bobi Wine is still sympathizing with the situation that happened to his fellow comrade Hon. Zaake. Apparently, Zaake is still detained at SIUKireka but the sworn Hon. Paul Mwiru is the only person allowed to meet him in custody. But according to what Bobi Wine pissed him, Paul claimed that he was badly tortured with bruises all over his face.
Uganda: Parliament votes to create new cities

Uganda: Parliament votes to create new cities

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Politics, UGANDA, Ugandan Parliamanet
Yesterday, Parliament voted for the creation of 15 new cities in the country. The cities to be created over four years are Jinja, Mbarara, Fort Portal, Masaka, Mbale, Arua, Gulu, Hoima, Lira ,Soroti, Entebbe, Moroto, Nakasongola, Kabale and Wakiso. 312 out of 313 members of parliament who were present voted in favour of the motion and only one was against it. Only Sarah Opendi from Tororo voted against the motion, saying that the recent budget that was passed by parliament for FY 2020/21 does not fully address the demands of some of the Local governments, Districts and Municipalities. Sarah Opendi who is the Minister of state for Mineral Development stated that it’s not right for Parliament to consider creation of new cities without first knowing the economic implication of Co...
Uganda: Speaker of Parliament defends MPs from alleged Covid-19 consultation money

Uganda: Speaker of Parliament defends MPs from alleged Covid-19 consultation money

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Politics, UGANDA, Ugandan Parliamanet
KAMPALA – Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has banned MPs from defending themselves against the Shs10b as part of the Shs284b to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus in the country. It’s said that this money will be shared amongst MPs with each set to get Shs20M. During the consideration of the Sh304b supplementary budget for COVID-19, Parliament allocated itself Sh10b after budget cuts from different sectors such as the ministry of health and security among others. The Sh10b allocation to parliament has since attracted public criticism attacking parliament for being greedy. However, some MPs have since distanced themselves from the Money saying they have not received a single penny which according to parliament is meant for oversight work of MPs on COVID-19. Ugabda's Speak...
Two Ugandan Ministers banned from Cabinet meetings on suspicion of Coronavirus

Two Ugandan Ministers banned from Cabinet meetings on suspicion of Coronavirus

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, Politics, UGANDA, Ugandan Parliamanet
Ugandan Ministers Nakiwala Kiyingi, the State Minister for Youth and Children Affairs and Sarah Opendi, the State Minister for Mineral Development have been banned from Cabinet Meetings after intelligence suggested that they could be exposed to the deadly Coronavirus and might spread it to the President or his other ministers. Nakiwala Kiyingi, The Ugandan State Minister for Youth and Children Affairs Nakiwala and Opendi are reported to have shielded their lovers from being screened for Coronavirus, yet they had returned from high-Risk countries.   Deo Kiyingi, the husband of Nakiwala Kiyingi recently returned from Dubai while Opendi’s boyfriend Atkins Katushabe also returned from a high-risk country. The Ugandan State Minister for Youth and Children Affairs and Sarah Opendi...
Three Ugandan MPs to be quarantined

Three Ugandan MPs to be quarantined

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, Politics, UGANDA, Ugandan Parliamanet
The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has directed that three MPs and two staff who returned from Dubai, UAE be quarantined to avoid the spread of the coronavirus to their colleagues and their families. This directive by the for MPs Kafeero Ssekitoleko(Nakifuma County), Cissy Namujju(Lwengo District) and Sempala Kigozi(Makindye Sabagabo) followed concerns by some legislators that the three declined to observe the mandatory 14-day quarantine as directed by the Ministry of Health upon their return. Hon. Jalia Bintu (NRM, Masindi District) called for testing of all MPs and staff following allegations that some MPs who had returned recently from abroad had accessed the Parliament building. “I want to propose that all of us get tested so that the country can be reassured that its represe...
Judith Babirye reported to be back in the country

Judith Babirye reported to be back in the country

AFRICA, celebrity, CELEBRITY GOSSIP, EAST AFRICA, Entertainment, MUSIC, Politics, UGANDA, Ugandan Parliamanet
The Buikwe Woman member of Parliament and renowned female gospel musician Judith Babirye is rumored to have traveled back in Uganda after moving out over her complicated relationship issues with a fellow members of Parliament. The honorable has been suffering from relationship issues for almost all her celebrity life. She married fellow MP Paul Musoke Sebulime on 28th July 2018 but separated later in a very rough way to the extent of court charges. The ‘Yeesu Beera Nange’ hit singer came back into the country over the weekend and went to Mukono.

Ugandan speaker Rebecca Kadaga supports the manufacture of sanitizer for Coronavirus

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, Politics, UGANDA, Ugandan Parliamanet
The Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has said that an American scientist has donated a patent to Uganda for the manufacture of a sanitizer that instantly kills the coronavirus. The Speaker who chaired the House on Tuesday, 17 March 2020 said that there had been a lot of debate on social media following her revelation that two Ugandan scientists were developing a sanitizer using a patent donated by US-based Professor Sarfaraz Khan Niazi.  “Professor Sarfaraz Khan Niazi developed an effective advanced sanitizer that has been proved to kill the COVID19 virus instantly. Tests were recently conducted in the US and Glasgow with a certificate of analysis showing the ability of the product to kill the virus in seconds. The trials are starting today in the United States of America,” said Kadaga....

Do not defraud tax payers over students in China

Business, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA, Ugandan Parliamanet
Legislators have warned the government to resist the temptation of using the plight of Ugandan students quarantined in Wuhan, China over Corona Virus, to defraud taxpayers. The concern was raised by Ayivu County MP, Bernard Atiku, who claimed that the Ministry of Finance had sent up to $600,000 to Uganda’s Embassy over and above the approved $61,000 meant for the Ugandan students stranded in the country. Atiku urged the August House to interest itself in reports from students in Wuhan that not all of them have been given money.  “Students are saying that not all have received the money and even the US$618 being given out to each student cannot match the rising costs of living in Wuhan,” said Atiku during the plenary sitting on Wednesday 11 March 2020. The State Minist...
Govt urged to support single mothers

Govt urged to support single mothers

AMERICA, CORRUPTION, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, UGANDA, Ugandan Parliamanet
Members of Parliament have raised concerns over the increasing number of single mothers, who they said has been left to shoulder the child care burden single-handedly.  Legislators observed that government programmes on women empowerment have largely focused on addressing gender-based violence and to some extent personal incomes, but that the growing community of single mothers has hardly been explored. “There is a growing number of single parents worldwide and some countries have adopted a policy of either compelling men to do cost-sharing. They attach part of one’s salary or wages to ensure child support” said Hon Muhammad Nsereko (Ind., Kampala Central). Nsereko was making a contribution during debate on the Statement on the reporting obligations on the status of women in reg...