9th Parliament Opens Today

The 9th Parliament officially starts business today with election of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Parliament top on the agenda. The 8th Parliament was dissolved at midnight as stipulated in the Constitution, hours after 374 new MPs were sworn in. Parliament’s spokesperson, Hellen Kaweesa told KFM that the ceremony, which will be presided over …

New MPs sworn into office

The 3-day swearing-in ceremony for Members of Parliament has been concluded today, with 374 MPs sworn-in.  The Gomba county MP Rosemary Najemba however has not been sworn in since she is reportedly out of the country on official duty.  The 3-day ceremony was parked with fun and glamour and saw Members of Parliament make several …

Ssegonga calls it quits

One of Uganda’s most decorated referees Mohamed Ssegonga has retired from officiation of all matches. The 41 year old who became a FIFA referee in 1998, wrote to international soccer governing body FIFA requesting to be released from referees’ official duties due to personal reasons. The teacher cum referee officiated at the last edition of …

Encroachers evicted

The police and the military have evicted encroachers at the Lubiji wetland. Thousands flocked the wetland this week and put up structures reportedly for a makeshift market. The encroachers who claim to be NRM war veterans say they don’t have land and accuse the government of ignoring their plight. A joint operation of the police …

New charges slapped on Besigye

The FDC Party President Col. Kizza Besigye has been charged before Kasangati Magistrate’s Court with four fresh cases, arising from the Walk to Work protests. He was first charged alongside 7 others with holding unlawful assemblies at various places between Kasangati and Mulago roundabout to cause fear and breach of peace. Besigye pleaded not guilty …