Oil probe team asks for more time

The Parliamentary Adhoc committee investigating the oil sector is asking for a 2months extension of its mandate. The committee was set up in October last year to investigate allegations of corruption in the oil sector. This is after Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi, Internal affairs Minister Hillary Onek and foreign affairs minister Sam Kutesa were alleged …

Meeting over bus operations flops

A meeting of stakeholders called to discuss the fate of Pioneer Easy Bus company operations in the city has flopped. The meeting was called by Parliament’s Local Governments Committee to discuss its planned city bus service. The Committee Chairperson who is also the Kalungu district woman MP Florence Kintu says the meeting could not take …

Parliament discusses Katwe fracas

Government has denied reports of using grenades or any other firearms to disperse a rally called by the opposition at Katwe early this week. The opposition Activists Change rally that was to be held at Katwe was dispersed by the Police, who warned that the rally could easily cause chaos, disrupting business and traffic. Teargas …

Marriage and Divorce Bill tabled

  The Marriage and Divorce Bill has been presented to Parliament this afternoon, for the first reading. The bill seeks to regulate establishment of marriages but also provides for their dissolution. Among other provisions, the proposed law prohibits widow inheritance, provides that bride price is not compulsory and allows women to divorce impotent men. The …

MPs petition over Tullow deal

Members of parliament pushing for total transparency in the oil sector are to petition the UK and French parliaments over the Tullow-Total deal. This follows reports of Tullow’s sale of its 67% stake to French oil company Total and Chinese CNOOC. The multi-billion shilling deal has been welcomed by some analysts saying that it paves …