Open political space-ZZiwa appeals

EALA Speaker Margret Zziwa

African leaders must open up political space for healthy competition. These were the remarks by the Speaker of East African Legislative Assembly Margret Zziwa while speaking at an International Parliamentary Conference on emerging democracies in Africa held in Abuja, Nigeria. Zziwa says effective political participation can only be realised when it offers minorities opportunities to …

Musumba is a free man

Former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Isaac Musumba is a free man. The Supreme Court of India has ruled in his favor, setting him and Igara East legislator Michael Mawanda Maranga free. The two were arrested together with another Ugandan businessman identified as Yakuba Mathai. They were arrested in April this year on allegations …

Chaos at Kisekka market; teargas fired

The police have engaged in running battles with protesters this afternoon at Kisseka market. The protesters, most of them market vendors were demonstrating against the arrest of Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago. They were demanding that Lukwago be released unconditionally. Lukwago was arrested at the old taxi park this afternoon where he had gone to …

Minister Kiwanuka defends budget

Finance Minister Maria Kiwa

Finance minister Maria Kiwanuka has crashed criticism against the new financial year’s budget noting that it is not tax heavy as portrayed by a section of the public. The budget presented last week has largely been described by some Members of Parliament as anti poor people. They argue that taxes on areas like water, mobile …

Police urged to probe journalist’s death

The police have been asked to expeditiously investigate the increasing cases of murder and robbery in the city. The recent wave of gang attacks especially in public transport has claimed the lives of many, the latest being that of a journalist. The body of Thomas Pere was found in a trench in Masajja along Busabala …