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Ugandans blamed for unfulfilled government pledges

Prof Augustus Nuwagaba

A Makerere University don has blamed the public for the unfulfilled pledges by government and the increased cases of corruption in Uganda. Prof Augustus Nuwagaba was today speaking at the launch of the first publication by the parliamentary committee on government assurances on presidential pledges and assurances since 1986 todate. Nuwagaba said it is the role of the public to hold government accountable and if this role is not played government will continue making empty pledges. He however advises government to always make pledges that are realistic and in line with the National Development Plan. The total pledges made by the president are 871, estimated to  over Shs.12.9 trillion.  

Former VP Bukenya attacks government over Lukwago report

The former Vice President has expressed outrage over the findings of a KCCA tribunal that could pave way for the possible sacking of the lord mayor. Prof. Gilbert Bukenya together with the Secretary General of the opposition Democratic Party Mathias Nsubuga, say that they do not believe the report is genuine. Prof. Bukenya adds that he is ready to campaign for Lukwago in case of a bi-election. While Nsubuga warns of looming chaos in the city if the issues regarding management of Kampala affairs are not resolved amicably. The report which arose from a tribunal set up to investigate Lukwago’s conduct was released today, pinning the Lord Mayor of incompetence, misconduct and abuse of office thus calling for his vacation …

Opposition rejects tribunal report on Lukwago

Members of the opposition have rejected findings of a KCCA tribunal that could see the Lord Mayor thrown out of office. The tribunal set up to investigate a petition by 17 councilors regarding Erias Lukwago’s performance has found him guilty of incompetence. The report released this morning among other things; points to failure by the lord mayor to convene meetings as stipulated by law. According to the minister for Kampala, a meeting is to be convened in 14 days to decide Lukwago’s fate. However, vowing to block the move, the opposition has announced plans to hold a grand rally in the capital on Monday. The rally will be addressed by the lord mayor to explain to the voters details of …

Luwago loses KCCA battle

City Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago

City Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago has lost it. A tribunal investigating a petition by the 17 councilor has found him guilty of incompetence. The tribunal’s report points to failure by the lord mayor to convene meetings as stipulated by law. The minister for Kampala Frank Tumwebaza now says a meeting is to be convened in 14 days to discuss the reports and a way forward. Meanwhile, FDC’s Kiiza Besigye arrives at the IPC offices where he is to address the press alongside other opposition leaders regarding the KCCA tribunal report. He has been escorted by the police from Kasangati to Katonga Road where the IPC offices are situated under tight security. The police also remain heavily deployed outside Besigye’s home in Kasangati, …

Besigye’s home under siege

The Police are heavily deployed outside the home of former FDC leader Dr Kiiza Besigye. The officers can also be seen at Kasangati trading center and at the road to his home, off Gayaza road Dr. Besigye is today expected to address a press conference at the IPC offices situated along Katonga road together with other opposition leaders. The leaders are expected to react to findings by an independent tribunal that has been investigating the lord mayor Erias Lukwago following a petition by councilors pointing to incompetence. Meanwhile Kampala minister, Frank Tumwebaze will also today release the long-awaited KCCA tribunal report at the president’s office in Kampala. More details coming up shortly.