Civil Society questions MPs’ pay

Civil society organizations have asked government to put in place an independent body charged with regulating emoluments of Members of Parliament. Currently, the MPs decide their salaries and allowances and now want to be given 190 million Shillings for purchase of luxurious cars hardly a month after they assumed office. Thy earn an average of …

Vetting of ministers continues

Parliament’s appointments committee continues with the vetting of new ministerial appointees. Those vetted today include new justice minister Kahinda Otafire, Kidhu Makubuya who is now general duties minister and the Karamoja affairs minister Janet Museveni. Others include Irene Muloni, Jesca Alupo, Dr. Crispus Kiyonga, finance minister Maria Kiwanuka and Agriculture minister Buchanayandi Tress. First to …

Journalist Kalyegira charged in Court

Veteran Journalist Timothy Kalyegira has been in charged with criminal libel in Court. Kalyegira has this afternoon appeared before the Kampala City Council Magistrates’ Court. He is alleged to have defamed President Museveni in articles that appeared on his on-line publication, the Uganda Record last year. Kalyegira says his troubles arise from articles about the …

Vetting of ministerial nominees kicks off

Parliament’s appointments committee has started vetting the new ministerial appointees. The first nominee to appear before the committee¬†was Hon. Eriya Kategaya for first Deputy Prime Minister. Also waiting to be vetted shortly are the other two nominees for the position of Deputy Prime Minister; Hon.Henry Muganwa Kajura and Hon. Moses Ali. According to a vetting …

Bukenya faces charges over CHOGM funds

Former Vice President Prof. Gilbert Bukenya has been summoned to the Anti-Corruption on charges related to expenditures for the 2007 Common Wealth Heads of Government meeting. Bukenya who was the chair of the cabinet sub-committee on CHOGM faces alleged charges of abuse of office. He has also been¬†jointly sued with Motor Care Uganda Limited on …