M7’s come back in 2021 is catastrophicMarch 18, 2019 6:00 pm
By Ritah Kemigisa.
Political Analysts have described the endorsement by NRM MP’s to have Yoweri Museveni rule Uganda from 2021 and beyond as a catastrophe for constitutionalism in Uganda.
Siraja Kifampa tells KFM that much as the resolution by the MP’s did not come as a surprise to many, Uganda’s future is headed for darkness since no post-Museveni-president will ever respect the constitution which is the supreme law and guiding principal of the country.
This he says is because the current regime has overly amended the constitution making it to become a mockery for those in leadership.
Kifampa meanwhile says there is little hope for those who wished for change in 2021 as long as Museveni who has power and authority over most things in the country still stands for presidency.
Kadaga wants 30% gov't procurements Ring fenced for womenMarch 18, 2019 4:00 pm
By Benjamin Jumbe.
The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has endorsed a proposal for the review of Uganda’s procurement laws to ensure that 30 percent of all government contracts are reserved for women.
Kadaga was making remarks on the sidelines of the ongoing UN Commission on the Status of Women taking place in New York.
She said deliberate action should be taken to reduce disproportionate engagement of women in productive activities by opening up new employment opportunities for women.
Citing the Energy and infrastructure projects such as roads, Kadaga said Uganda National Roads Authority should ensure that a certain portion of its public works are set aside for women.
The 63rd UN Commission on the Status of Women taking place from 11-22 March in New York is under the theme “social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.”
New Formation blames NRM MP's over abuse of the ConstitutionMarch 18, 2019 2:00 pm
By Moses Kyeyune.
New Formation, Uganda’s youngest political voice on the scene, has accused lawmakers from the ruling party for perpetrating the abuse of electoral democracy in the country.
This comes shortly after lawmakers from the National Resistance Movement backed the resolution of their party’s Central Executive Committee to have President Museveni rule Uganda in 2021 and beyond.
Speaking to KFM, former Serere district Woman MP Alice Alaso, one of the key leaders in the New Formation described the development as unfortunate.
Alaso however says that Museveni and his government will fall on a united front, composed of synergies.
Government advised on scrapping off A'levelMarch 18, 2019 1:30 pm
By Damali Mukhaye.
Educationists have spoken out against the proposal to have the A’ level education scrapped.
The former national council for higher education Executive director Abdul Kasozi early this week urged government to scrap the two-year Advanced Level secondary education, calling it a “waste of resources.”
Kasozi, proposed that the current seven-year primary education be adjusted to eight years, and have students transition to university after completing the four-year Ordinary Level secondary education, like is the case in neighboring Kenya.
However, speaking to KFM, the Twaweza Uganda country Director Dr Mary Goretti Nakabugo says such an abrupt move would be detrimental, calling for comprehensive research and reform in the entire system
Lukwago hits out at Museveni over dishing out MoneyMarch 18, 2019 11:17 am
By Ivan Ssenabulya.
Kampala Lord Mayor Elias Lukwago has criticised president Museveni over the money he has been dishing out to youth groups in the city.
President Museveni on Thursday gave out 2.5 billion to various youth groups in the five divisions of Kampala.
Speaking to KFM Lukwago has attributed the move to loss of legitimacy by the president in Kampala.
He has however asked the youth to take the money but avoid being manipulated especially as the country heads for the 2021 general elections.
State house has however often defended the move saying its part of government’s youth empowerment program.
Minister Betty Kamya clarifies on hawkersMarch 18, 2019 11:11 am
By Benjamin Jumbe.
The minister for Kampala Betty Kamya has given clarification on statements she made recently regarding hawkers in the city
The minister recently reportedly said hawkers working within confined places like taxi and bus parks are allowed to operate a statement which brought confusion amongst various stakeholders
Now clarifying her statement, Minister Kamya maintained that while vendors who are moving along streets and laying their merchandise along city streets are not allowed, those in confined places have no problem
She however cautions vendors who continue sneaking onto the streets to sell their merchandise
The minister recently suspended seven KCCA officers who reportedly tortured, destroyed merchandise and obtained money unlawfully from hawkers in the city.