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We are watching Sudan – Foreign Affairs minister Okello Oryem

By Moses Kyeyune. The minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Henry Okello Oryem says that “Uganda is watching Sudan very closely.” This is the first official public statement of the authorities in Uganda about developments in Khartoum, since Sudan’s longest serving president Omar all Bashir was ousted by joint pressure of civilian and military forces last week. Appearing before the House committee on Foreign Affairs to defend the sector’s budget for the next financial year, Oryem said Uganda takes Sudan as an immediate neighbor and added that since transition is very volatile the will of the people needs to be respected by the new government. Oryem has also urged players in Khartoum to ensure that Sudan should remain intact and …

Munyagwa kicks URA officials out of COSASE sitting

By Moses Kyeyune. Officials from the Uganda Revenue Authority have this afternoon been kicked out of a committee sitting, chaired by Kawempe South MP Mubarak Munyagwa, after they turned up without the commissioner general, Doris Akol. The House Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises, was today slated to receive responses from the Commissioner General on anomalies highlighted in the auditor general’s report of 2014. The report raises a number of red flags ranging from under declaration of taxes, uncollected debt and mismanagement of goods impounded by URA officials. However, when they turned up, the delegation from URA led by Henry Saka, the Commissioner domestic taxes, informed the Committee that Akol had traveled to South Africa on a two …

BY FRANKLIN DRAKU. fdraku@ug.nationmedia.com The speaker of parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has been discharged from the hospital and is back in the country after close to a month, admitted at the Aga Khan hospital in Nairobi. Kadaga was rushed to Nakasero Hospital on March 21st 2019 after what her Principal Press Secretary, Sam Obbo said was jetlag and fatigue. However, her condition worsened and she was transferred to Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi where she has spent the last two weeks. “Yes, that’s correct, she is back from the hospital,” Mr Obbo said when asked if Kadaga had returned from Aga Khan Hospital. Mr Obbo said Kadaga came back on Saturday last week and is now resting at her home. “All …

MP Nsereko, Kampala District Land Board sued for alleged sale of gazzete road

By Ruth Anderah. Kampala Central Member of Parliament Muhammad Nsereko has been dragged to Commercial Court by a wild life conservation trust seeking to recover 800 million shillings. Nsereko is jointly sued with Kampala District Land Board. In its law suit, Bwindi Mgahinga conservation claims that it suffered loss stemming out of illegal and unlawful creation of title in respect of a gazette road comprised in Freehold Register Volume 1440 Folio 8 and known as plot 8 Bat Valley Crescent Kampala. The wild life conservation trust states that on April 4th 2014 entered into a sale agreement with Nsereko of the suit land for a consideration of 800 million shillings which was paid in full. Pursuant to the sale, the …

FDC to boycott IPOd summit

By Damali Mukhaye. The opposition forum for democratic change have said that they will not attend the Forth coming IPOD if the organisation does not make sure that all opposition parties are protected from police brutality. Addressing a press conference at their offices in Najjanakumbi,The party president Patrick Amuriat  said that they have been arrested and blocked by police during their national mobilisation rallies. He says that IPod has not been of help so if the situation goes un checked, they will boycott the summit. The FDC did not attend the first summit which took place last year on ground that the agenda for the summit was not known. Related Stories……….. DP to push FDC to attended the forth coming …