New Ministers take office today

New ministerial appointees are expected to be sworn in today. The 71 ministers were vetted and approved by the Appointments committee of Parliament last week. They will take their oaths at State House, Entebbe. Four out of the 75 ministers vetted are reportedly not on the confirmed list of ministers to be sworn in. Among …

One dies at Namugongo

One person has died at Namugongo shrines, where thousands gathered for prayers in remembrance of the Uganda Martyrs today. The deceased has been identified as Mubarak Mwanje from Iganga district.   According to the Police Commander Kampala Metropolitan Region Grace Turyagumanawe, the deceased was sick and on medication. He is said to have died in …

Uganda celebrates Martyrs’ Day

Thousands of Christians have thronged the Namugongo Shrines in Kampala in remembrance of the Uganda Martyrs who were murdered over their faith. The 45 Catholics and Anglicans were killed on the orders King Mwanga II between 1885 and 1887. Christians have come in from different countries including Kenya, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo and Malawi. …

Shadow Cabinet Announced

The Opposition has finally announced its shadow cabinet, with new, young Members of Parliament featuring prominently. The new cabinet was today announced by the Leader of Opposition Nandala Mafabi at the FDC Headquarters. MP Abdu Katuntu is the Shadow Attorney General while Tororo county MP Geofrey Ekanya will shadow the Finance Minister. Beatrice Anywar now …

MPs reject Ssebaggala’s Ministerial Appointment

Several Members of Parliament have rejected the appointment of former Kampala Mayor Alhajji Nasser Ntege ssebagala as Minister without Portfolio. Ssebagala is among the ministers that have been vetted today. Sources in the Appointments Committee say several members questioned his credibility, given his criminal record and academic qualifications. Sebaggala spent at least an hour before …