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BoU withdrawals documents from COSASE

By Moses Kyeyune. Bank of Uganda has withdrawn earlier documents submitted to the Parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises. The decision has been announced by the committee chairperson Abdu Katuntu at the opening of the meeting this morning. The committee has realized that fresh submissions have been made with slight differences. The Bank of Uganda Governor Prof Emmanuel Mutebile says that the new submission changes have no fundamental departure. He says that the new submissions have been made to match queries raised in the auditor general’s report that faulted the Central Bank for irregular action during the liquidation of the banks. The committee meeting flopped last week after BoU officials failed to present inventories regarding the closure …

Govt to register and give prisoners National IDs

By Ritah Kemigisa. Government is set to roll out registration and issuance of national identity cards to prison inmates. This has been revealed by the minister of state for internal affairs Obiga Kania after members of parliament on the defense committee asked him to clarify on whether they had plans of registering them to have national identity cards. Kania was appearing before the committee together with the prisons commissioner general  Johnson Byabasaija to present their quarter one performance for the year 2018/2019. Obiga said the law does not bar government from issuing IDs to prisoners and that they are waiting for the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) to finalise issuing national identity cards to school children and Ugandans abroad. …

Kadaga blasts Finance Minister over Private Bills

By Moses Kyeyune. The Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija is on the spot for allegedly frustrating Parliament business by clamping down on private members’ bills. The anomaly has been earthed by the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga while presiding over House business this afternoon. The Speaker says that the Ministry has resorted to deliberately denying MPs certificates of financial implications with the intent to kill debate. This, she says will not be entertained starting this month, One of the bills is the Local Content Bill by Kasanda North MP Patrick Nsamba.

Amendments on physical bill to be tabled before parliament

By Ssebuliba Samuel. Government intends to table before parliament new amendments in physical planning bill focusing on minimizing mushrooming slums across the country. While appearing before National economy committee, the state minister for urban planning Isaac Musumba said that the new amendments will stringent existing physical planning Act to empower town councils and municipality planners to deal with illegal structures in the area. However, the MP for Mukono north Johnson Muyanja Ssenyonga said that poor physical planning is caused by absence of planners at town council level. He said that even those town councils with town planners are not supervised for strictness of physical planning in town councils.

Kadaga lobbies MPs on cancer fight

By Moses Kyeyune. The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has asked MPs to once again support the fight against cancer by providing at least one million shillings each. The money will be directed towards the construction of a cancer treatment facility at Nsambya hospital. The Speaker says that the cancer remains a big threat which needs to be jointly fought A number of cancer runs have been held as charity contributions through rotary Uganda. Last year MPs contributed one million shillings each towards the same cause.