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 …

Muzoora case handed to Interpol

Government says it has referred the case of the death of Col. Edison Muzoora to Interpol. Col Muzora was killed by unknow people and his body dumped at his home in Bushenyi over the weekend. Muzoora, 58, had spent about nine years in exile after falling out with the NRM government. The inspector general of …

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 …