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Mp Ssewanyana released on police bond

By Ivan Ssenabulya. Makindye West Member of Parliament Allan Ssewanyana has this afternoon been released on police bond. The legislator was being detained at Nagalama police station in Mukono district since Monday, after his arrest during a demonstrating at Kirudu hospital. He has ben charged with inciting violence and ordered to report back at police on Friday 22. The MP’s lawyer Abdallah Kiwanuka has told KFM that to secure his release, they had to engage Katwe Police Station. Allan Ssewanyana together with residents were protesting the sewerage flowing from the hospital to their houses. Related Stories…………………… LOP blasts police over Sewanyana detention

Rukutana chased out of land probe commission

By Ruth Anderah The Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukuntana was been sent out of the land probe commission for what the commissioners described as bad conduct. Rukutana was sent away by the Commission chairperson Justice Catherine Bamugemereire who said the matter would be referred to the president who is the appointing authority. This was after Rukutana refused to answer questions posed to him by lead counsel Ebert Byenkya in relation to 2.4 billion shillings allegedly paid to a one Dr.Kasasa over Mutungo hill Land. Rukutana had interfaced with the Land Probe Commission to explain the legal opinions he wrote confirming that an 87 year old Dr. Muhammad BuuleKasasa is the rightful owner of a contentious 639 acre piece of land and cleared …

RDCS cautioned to avoid conniving with land grabbers

By Ben Jumbe. The minister for presidency Esther Mbayo has implored district resident Commissioners to avoid conniving with land grabbers. The minister was opening a week long retreat for RDCs and deputies at National training Institute Kyankwanzi. The minister said RDCs are supposed to be mediators and not judges in land matters. She further expressed concern over the poor working relations between RDCs and local government authorities which she said must be addressed for effective service delivery. The induction retreat is aimed equipping the RDCS with among other things skills to adequately monitor government programs for better service delivery.

Minimum Wage defaulters to face 3 years in jail

By Moses Kyeyune. Employers who fail to comply with the provisions of the minimum wage will face a 10 million fine or be sent to jail on conviction for three years. This, according to Workers’ MP Arinaitwe Rwakajara is contained in the Minimum Wage Bill passed by Parliament yesterday. Rwakajara, in a press conference at parliament this morning has emphasized that the bill is no threat to the investors and the basic pay will be reached by a tripartite arrangement comprising government representatives, workers representatives and  employers unions. A minimum wage will be announced for every financial year by a minister responsible for labor, and default on the figures announced will attract the sanctions. The bill now awaits the president’s …

NITA-U spending tax payers money on un-utilized internet

By Moses Kyeyune. The auditor general John Muwanga has faulted the National Information and Technology Authority-Uganda for wasting tax payers’ money on underutilized internet bandwidth. The auditor general notes that although the body signed a contract for the supply of bulk internet bandwidth of 10 Gigabits per second at a total of USD.4,745,000 (about 17.4 billion shillings) for 15 years, the current national bandwidth consumption stands at approximately 3 Gigabits per second. Unfortunately, the contract locks NITA-U into paying for the entire internet bandwidth even when not consumed, implying that seven Gigabits per second is being paid for without corresponding commercial utilization. The auditor general further notes that many government sites did not utilize the NITA-U network, despite an investment …