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EC still verifying New formation Signatures

By Benjamin Jumbe. The electoral commission is yet to conclude verification of documents and signatures submitted by Maj Gen Muntu New formation Gen Muntu towards end of last year embarked on the process of registering his own political party with the Electoral Commission (EC) by submitting the required documents and signatures. Now speaking to Kfm the commission’s spokesperson Jotham Taremwa says they continue receiving reports from the various districts with verification of signatures undergoing. He is hopeful that the process will soon be concluded and the public will be informed accordingly On September 27, while unveiling the New Formation, a consultative forum that is set to transition into a political party, Gen Muntu had expressed confidence that his new party …

House Committees asked to quickly scrutinize 2019/20 Budget proposals

By Moses Kyeyune. Parliament has directed its sect-oral committees to expedite scrutiny into the budget framework paper for the year 2019/20. The paper, containing budget proposals for the next financial year was presented to parliament by the minister of state for planning last week. Government intends to use over 35 trillion shillings in the year 2019/2020, with the ministry of works ad transport takings a lion’s share. The deputy speaker, Jacob Oulanyah has this afternoon asked the committee chairperson for the country’s social sector, to quickly study sector allocations within the requisite timelines. The Speaker has advised the government not to repeat the mistakes of the where ministry of finance presented the budget framework without the certificate of gender and …

Japan gov’t gives Ugandan schools & hospital shs 1.4 bn grant

By Ritah Kemigisa. The government of Japan has today awarded a shs 1.4 billion grant to three schools and a hospital to help improve their learning environment and enhance service delivery respectively The schools to benefit include, Adwenyi Primary school in Serere district, Ewava primary school in Arua district where two classroom blocks and latrines are to be constructed and Namasagali College in Kamuli districts which will see a girl’s dormitory constructed. Meanwhile St Mary’s Hospital Lacor in Gulu hospital will receive more that shs 370M for the purchase of two Anesthetic machine and an ultrasound scan. Signing the four grant contracts under “the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects” the Japanese ambassador to Uganda Kazuaki Kameda said they …

Bagyenda questioned on stolen documents

By Moses Kyeyune. Former Executive Director for Commercial Supervision Justine Bagyenda has faced a tough moment to explain circumstances under which she carried out documents from the central bank. Appearing before the House Committee on Commissions, statutory Authorities and State Enterprises this morning, Bagyenda was tasked to explain why she used an emergency exit to take out two sacks of documents. Whereas Bagyenda told the committee chaired by Bugweri County MP Abdu Katuntu that what she carried were private documents, the MPs asked why they were never checked. She was also asked why she by-passed the security check in vain. The embattled former executive director is accused of carrying pertinent documents out of the central bank. The documents are related …

CP kakooza dead

By Ssebuliba Samuel. The Uganda Police force has today lost one of its longest serving Police Officer who has served the force for fifty years. The deceased late Josephine Kakooza has been the Commissioner of Police and the Director Uganda Police Band According to the police spokesperson EmilianKayima, Kakooza breathed her last at Namirembe hospital today morning Kakooza joined police force in 1969 at the age of fourteen and she has been at the helm of popularizing police band in Uganda.