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KCCA to review Pioneer Bus Contract

Kampala Capital City Authority has resolved to review the Pioneer Bus Contract that initially granted the company exclusivity in operations. The management of KCCA and the managers of Pioneer Bus Company are today appearing Parliament’s committee on local governments, which is investigating the nature of the contract. Speaking on behalf of the Kampala Minister, ethics minister Simon Lokodo says the contract will now be reviewed in consultation with all stakeholders. Lokodo adds that KCCA is under no obligation to offer the company any guarantees for their business as had been provided for in the previous agreement. Lokodo says dialogue will now be held with all stakeholders to determine the scope of operations, including areas outside the KCCA jurisdiction. The meeting …

NRM Caucus frees Mutebile

The NRM Caucus has resolved that Bank of Uganda governor Tumusiime Mutebile should not be forced to resign, in the Hassan Basajjabalaba saga. The MPs have been sharply divided over the matter, with a section of them calling for the resignation of Mutebile while others said he was being victimized. Some MPs wanted the governor held responsible for the payment of the inflated 142billion shillings to city tycoon Hassan Bassajabalaba, as compensation for cancellation of his market management contracts. The NRM Caucus Deputy Chief Whip David Bahati says the caucus resolved to delete the recommendation calling for Mutebile’s resignation. Bahati says the members agreed that the governor joined the transaction at its tail end, when it had already been sanctioned by …

Museveni visits Nodding Disease victims

Museveni has visited nodding disease victims at Mulago Hospital. About 25 children were admitted at the hospital after being transported by Kitgum district woman MP Beatrice Anywar. The disease that has hit parts of Northern Uganda has left at least 200 children and over 3000 affected in the districts of Kitgum, Lamwo and Pader. The cause of the disease remains unknown though the ministry of health together with the World Health Organization has started investigations. Mulago hospital officials say the children have since registered improvement since their admission while treatment centers have been established in Northern Uganda.

UNBS probe instituted

The minister of trade and industry Amelia Kyambadde has today announced a commission of inquiry into Uganda National Bureau of Standards over allegations of corruption and abuse of office. This comes weeks after the minister suspended the Executive Director of UNBS Dr Terry Kahuma over what the ministry described as various management problems and weaknesses in the agency. The standards bureau is alleged to have been involved in corruption, extortion and poor performance, marked by increased public complaints. The minister of trade and industry Amelia Kyambadde says, there is been increasing concern over the deteriorating reputation of the agency which needed to be investigated. Kyambadde reveals that, the commission of inquiry is expected to conduct its investigations in a period …

WHO on nodding disease victims

The World health organization has opposed the manner in which at least 25 children affected by nodding disease were transferred from Kitgum to Kampala. The Kitgum district Woman Mp Beatrice Anywar is reported to have transported the 25 children in a bus to Mulago Hospital, saying they were not being given due attention. The outbreak of the disease is majorly concentrated in Kitgum, Pader and Lamwo districts with more than 3000 cases and at least 200 deaths reported. The WHO country representative Dr. Joaquim Saweka says transporting the children without evaluating their health condition wasn’t right especially given the long distance they endured. Saweka emphasized the need for immediate response to ensure that the children get the medical attention they …