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NRM MPs vow to press on

As the NRM Members of Parliament head to Kyankwanzi for their annual retreat, some legislators have vowed to stick to the passing of the Anti-homosexuality bill. The bill was passed by Parliament last year but President Museveni says he needs more studies carried out on the bill before he can assent to it. The 10-day retreat is expected to have researchers who will give presentations on whether homosexuality is an abnormality. However, Ibanda North MP, Xavier Kyooma says the law is meant to rid society of the vice and NRM MPs should not back down from supporting the wish of the people to have this bill passed. The NRM caucus retreat opens tomorrow at the Leadership Institute in Kyankwanzi with …

Fire at Bank of Uganda

The Bank of Uganda building situated along Kampala Road remains cordoned off following a fire that broke out this afternoon. Christine Alupo the Bank of Uganda Director for Communication confirms the incident but says the situation is under control. She says the cause of the fire is yet to be established. Alupo however says there have been no injuries and no property is destroyed.

RDCs Reshuffled

President Yoweri Museveni has reshuffled his RDCs transferring Samuel Mpimbaza Hasahaka to Namayingo. Aisha Kabanda becomes the new RDC for Kampala, while Ian Kyeyune goes to Wakiso. Below is the full list; RESIDENT DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS SNO NAMES DISTRICT OPIRA SYLVESTER ABIM AKELLO AGNES EBONG ADJUMANI OKWIR CHARLES RAY AGAGO OBEDMOTH OFUNGI ALEBTONG OGWANG ADYERO RICHARD AMOLATAR BEWAYO NSUBUGA STEPHEN AMUDAT OSOTTO OPIO JOSEPH AMURIA KIDEGA NABINSON JAMES AMURU JACK ODUR APAC 10. PETER DEBELE ARUA 11. MACHO GEOFFREY BUDAKA 12. SHILAKU JAMES BUDUDA 13. KIKOMEKO MWANAMOIZA BUGIRI 14. RWAKIFARI PETER BUHWEJU 15. SSENYONJO KYEYUNE BUIKWE 16. MULUGA IMURAN BUKEDEA 17. KITYO MUKASA BUKOMANSIMBI 18. PETER KEN LOCAP BUKWO 19. WABUDI EDWARD BULAMBULI 20. BISOBORWA PETER BULIISA 21. PIUS MUJUZI BUNDIBUGYO …

Mubiru’s case adjourned to March 13th

Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate Olive Kazaarwe has adjourned to March 13th hearing of a sodomy case against Chris Mubiru, the former Sports Club Villa manager. This was after prosecution failed to turn up today to inform court on progress made with investigations. Mubiru ┬áis accused of having sexual relations against the order of nature which he denies. According to prosecution, the offence was allegedly committed in December 2009 at Mengo in Kampala.  

Anti-gay bill tops agenda for Kyankwanzi retreat

The anti-homosexuality bill is top on the agenda of the NRM Caucus retreat at the National Leadership Institute in Kyankwanzi. The controversial bill that was passed by Parliament last year and seeks to outlaw homosexual activities is one of the key issues for discussion at the NRM Caucus retreat which kicks off tomorrow in Kyankwanzi. Addressing the media at Parliament today, the caucus spokesperson, Evelyn Anite said the law is still one of the contentious issues yet be resolved since President Yoweri Museveni raised objections to it. Last month, the President wrote to the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, accusing the House of disregarding the issue of quorum when passing the law.