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City lawyer Bob Kasango dragged to Court for failing to pay school fees

By Ruth Anderah City lawyer Bob Kasango has been dragged to High Court for allegedly failing to pay school fees worth $ 34,725 for his three children in Gems Cambridge International School Kampala. The school sued Kasango jointly with Nice Bitarabeho Kasango claiming that during 2013 and 2014 their children were enrolled and they undertook to pay tuition and other incidental fees for them on the first day of every term. However, during academic year 2015/2016 the duo made part payment towards tuition leaving a balance of $ 34 725  which they have failed to pay despite repeated demands. Now the school wants court to compel the duo to pay the money in question with interest. Court has given Kasango …

Independent Aciro Lucy Otim bounces back as the Aruu County North MP

Aciro Lucy Otim, an independent candidate has bounced back as the Aruu County North Member of Parliament after she won yesterday’s by-election She was last evening declared winner by the Pader District Returning Officer Joseph Omona after getting sixteen thousand six hundred eight votes against her closest challenger NRM’s James Kidega who got 8,450 votes. The total number of votes cast for candidates was 25,804. The Democratic Party’s Bernard Ology came 3rd with 411 votes. The others in the race were Henry Komakech, David Ojera and Justin Oryema, all of them independents. The by election was organized after the Court of Appeal confirmed the High Court decision which nullified the election of Lucy Aciro on grounds that it did not …

EU Advises NRM Government To Welcome Dialogue

By Samuel Ssebuliba The European Union has advised government to focus on political dialogue now as a way of preparing the country adequately for 2021. The call comes a day after government distanced it’s self from reports of possible dialogue between president Museveni and his main opponent –Forum for Democratic Change (FDC)’s Dr. Kiiza Besigye. Speaking to media at his residence today, the head of European Union delegation to Uganda Amb.Kristian Schmidt said there is no better time than now to talk about political dialogue. He said that the warring parties should not wait for political crisis to start talking about re-shaping Uganda’s political future. The European Union is meanwhile refocusing its energies on the future of the continent following …

Parliament Adopts Amendments To Communications Act

By Moses Kyeyune Parliament has adopted amendments to the Uganda Communications Act, 2013, to remove the requirement for Parliamentary approval of regulations made by the minister. The Principle Act under section 93 (1) requires parliament to approve all regulations prior to their implementation. Under the new arrangement, the minister is free to come up with regulations in the media industry without seeking approval of the House. The law however provides that parliament may revoke the regulations or any particular provision of the regulations that may be found to be inconsistent with the Constitution. What the amendments mean: The Act grants the Minister powers to make regulations relating to among other things: ees payable upon the grant or renewal of a …

Anti Terrorism bill passed amidst controversy

Parliament has passed the Anti-terrorism Amendment (bill) 2017 after stiff resistance from law makers from all political sides. The bill which aims at combating terrorism in all its manifestation has now been amended for the third time after other amendments in 2015 and 2016, which intended to define terrorism, acts of terrorism in line with the United Nation’s Convention against terrorism. Now, with the new amendments seeking similar adjustments and to provide an interpretation for who may qualify for a “suspected terrorist,” members including Dokolo Souths Felix Okot Ogong and Butambala County’s Mohammad Muwanga Kivumbi posed resistance on grounds that he amendment would give high end powers to the minister of internal affairs and in turn be used against persons …