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Civil society condemns 9th Parliament

Civil society organizations have condemned the decision passed by Members of Parliament to award themselves 103 million shillings each, for purchase of motor vehicles. The money was approved by the Parliamentary Commission and payments are already being made to some MPs. Speaking to KFM, the Executive Director of the Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda Cissy Kagaba condemned the act, which he says is a huge disappointment in the 9th Parliament. Kagaba says the MPs offered false hope of being different from the previous ones in protecting public interests.

Museveni, Besigye head to Jinja

President Yoweri Museveni and his political rival the FDC’s Col. Kizza Besigye are both expected in Jinja this afternoon, as campaigns for the Jinja Municipality East close today. President Museveni will campaign for the NRM Candidate Nathan Nabeta at Lake Side Primary School while Col. Besigye will campaign for the FDC’s Paul Mwiru at Busoga Square. By-elections are being held in Jinja Munipality East after court nullified the election of the incumbent Nabeta over malpractice including voter bribery. Meanwhile, the High Court in Jinja has dismissed the petition challenging the nomination of the NRM’s Nathan Nabeta. The petition was filed by the FDC’s Paul Mwiru, challenging the academic qualifications of Nabeta whom he said does not qualify to hold the …

MPL MD Speaks out on Roger Mugisha’s resignation

Roger Mugisha, the Presenter of the morning show D’Mighty Breakfast has resigned. Roger who has worked in the industry for 16 years quit this morning as emotions run high over the news of MPs receiving 103 million Shillings to purchase personal cars. The management of KFM is currently involved in discussions with Roger with a view of convincing him to reconsider his decision. Addressing members of staff, the Managing Director Monitor Publications Limited Alex Asiimwe has appealed for calm, adding that the issues raised are being handled internally by the human resource department. The Head of KFM Ramadhan Kyomugisha says business will continue running as usual, saying emotions should be well managed to avoid regrettable decisions. Roger Mugisha says he …