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DP vows to block defence supplementary budget

The request for a supplementary budget to facilitate the UPDF operations in South Sudan continues to draw reactions from various circles. The latest is the Democratic Party which has asked the opposition in parliament to block the passing of the supplementary requested by the ministry of defence. The party’s Deputy Secretary General and Buikwe South …

Speaker Kadaga breaks silence on poison scare

Speaker of Uganda's parliament Rebecca Kadaga

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has spoken out for the first time in regard to a reported poison scare. Reports indicate that a letter bomb was mailed to her and exploded when one of her aides, Herman Kabogoza opened it. In a brief and cagey statement to the media, Kadaga confirmed the incident but …

Wandegeya vendors cry over low sales

Wandegeya market

Vendors operating at the recently constructed Wandegeya Market are crying foul over low sales. They put the blame on Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) for not giving the market enough publicity. They are now asking for a reduction of rent dues that were dismissed by KCCA leaders who argue the rates are fair compared to …

Schools advised on illegal items

The ministry of education has asked schools to thoroughly inspect the student’s luggage as they report back to school. The commissioner for secondary education Francis Agula says students tend to carry illegal items such as alcohol, knives, and phones among others which are prohibited in the education act. Agula says teachers should carry out thorough …

AG’s application dismissed with costs

Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago at High Court

High Court Judge Yasin Nyanzi will not disqualify himself from Lukwago’s case. He has dismissed with costs, the Attorney General’s application that sought to have the him as the presiding judge step aside. In his application through Martin Mwangushya, the Attorney General asked the judge to step aside because he was likely to be biased. …