Kadaga declared Speaker

The NRM’s Rebecca Kadaga has been declared Speaker of Parliament with 302 votes, while her opponent Nandala Mafabi polled 57. There were 2 Invalid votes and a total 359 MPs participated in the vote. The invalid votes included one which was cast for outgoing speaker Edward Sekandi who was not in the race and another …

Parliament votes new Speaker

Members of the 9th parliament have started casting their vote to elect a new Speaker. The voting is being conducted by secret ballot and the process is presided over the Chief justice Benjamin Odoki. The NRM Candidate Rebecca Kadaga was nominated by the party Secretary General Amama Mbabazi, seconded the Nakaseke Woman MP Rose Namayanja and …

Besigye blocked at his home

The Forum for Democratic Change president Dr. Kiiza has again been blocked by security personnel as he headed towards Kasangati town from his home. Besigye was driving through a path from his home that joins the Gayaza main road when he met a heavy security presence. There were five police patrol cars, two police vans, …

9th Parliament Opens Today

The 9th Parliament officially starts business today with election of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Parliament top on the agenda. The 8th Parliament was dissolved at midnight as stipulated in the Constitution, hours after 374 new MPs were sworn in. Parliament’s spokesperson, Hellen Kaweesa told KFM that the ceremony, which will be presided over …

New MPs sworn into office

The 3-day swearing-in ceremony for Members of Parliament has been concluded today, with 374 MPs sworn-in.  The Gomba county MP Rosemary Najemba however has not been sworn in since she is reportedly out of the country on official duty.  The 3-day ceremony was parked with fun and glamour and saw Members of Parliament make several …