Category «National News»

Over shs 32 billion to be released for Bududa resettlement

By Ritah Kemigisa. Government has directed the ministry of finance to release over shs 32 Billion shillings from the contingency fund for emergency resettlement of people at risk of landslides in Bududa district. Addressing journalists at the Uganda media Centre, the State Minister for Relief and Disaster Preparedness Musa Ecweru said the money will be released in a phased manner. He said 6300 affected persons in Bukalasi Sub County will be relocated immediately this year while a total of 10,000 will be relocated in the next financial year. Ecweru says each of these people will be given 2.5 hectares of land and will also be helped to construct 2 bed roomed houses with government to continue offering them relief items like food …

Govt confirms Bududa toll at 43

By Moses Kyeyune. Government has confirmed that a total of 43 bodies were exhumed from the recent mudslide that hit Bukalasi village in Bududa district. This number has been revealed by the acting permanent secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister Joel Wanjala while appearing before the Public Accounts committee of parliament this morning. He says that 21 people were rescued alive while there are some cases of missing persons that are yet to be verified. Whereas the officer says the disaster took them by surprise, he has decried negative attitude and slow public response to early warning systems in the area.

KCCA ED Musisi tenders in her resignation

By Ssebuliba Samuel. The executive director for Kampala capital city authority Jennifer Musisi has tendered in her resignation. In a letter dated 15th October addressed to the appointing authority, Musisi showed her plan to relinquish this post by 15th December. She cited lack of political support, inadequate funding and, inadequate permanent staff on account of budget limitations as some of the reasons for her decision. In the letter,Musisi boasted of tremendous transformation of KCCA in all spheres including professionalism, revenue management, compliance with PPDA act and others. She indicated that in the period between 2011 to 2018 , revenue collections have grown  by 198% from 30 billion in 2011-2012 to 89.4 billion in 2016-2017 , although a decrease to 165% …

President summons Beneficiaries of the 6 billion presidential oil handshake

By Ruth Anderah. High Court in Kampala had that president Museveni has summoned one of the beneficiaries of 6 billion shillings presidential oil handshake for a meeting. It’s alleged that the summoned officials include a one Ali Sekatawa formerly lawyer for Uganda Revenue Authority and Attorney General William Byaruhanga. The summoning was revealed  before the High Court in Kampala when the matter had come up for cross-examination of Attorney General,  William Byaruhanga in respect of his affidavit in which he made in a case in which Sekatawa is seeking judicial review of the findings and recommendations of Parliament regarding the oil cash bonanza. To that effect,Brian Kabaiza, the lawyer who represented  Sekatawa, told court that his client was absent on …

FDC president Amuriat arrested, Party members vow to proceed to kasese

By Damali Mukhaye.  The opposition forum for democratic change has attacked police for blocking and arresting their party president who was leading a delegation of party members to kasese district to meet their leaders. Addressing journalists at their offices in Najjanakumbi, the party deputy secretary Harold Kaija said that police arrested Patrick Amuriate at Rwimi while on his way to kasese and have since taken him to an unknown place. Kaija says they do not need permission from police when they are to meet their leaders at the grass root level because they are a registered party. The party leadership was supposed to meet Kasese leaders to establish those who are still in the party or those who has left …