Ethics minister speaks out on fake marriagesAugust 23, 2019 6:47 pm
By Moses Kyeyune
Ethics and Integrity minister Fr. Simon Lokodo has warned couples intending to get into marriage to ascertain whether the personnel and institutions they go to are duly mandated to conduct such a ceremony.
Lokondo was reacting to press reports indicating that nearly 1,000 couples whose marriages were blessed at the Anglican Church in Bugolobi a Kampala suburb are in panic after information surfaced that their marriages were not duly registered as required by law.
The weddings are said to have been conducted between 2006 and 2016 when the church had not been officially mandated to administer holy matrimony.
Under section 5 of the marriage Act 1904, the minister of justice may license any place of public worship to be a place of public worship, also to be a place for the celebration of marriages and may at any time cancel such license.
Business slow at Rwanda-Uganda borders despite M7-Kagame pactAugust 23, 2019 6:24 pm
By Benjamin Jumbe
Business at the Gatuna border post has remained slow despite the signing of Memorandum of Understanding between the president Yoweri Museveni and his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame in Luanda, Angola yesterday.
Meanwhile the government of Uganda has said there is no need for worry over the latest developments because it has handled the Rwanda issue in the best way possible.
It follows concerns from some political analysts who have poked holes in Thursday’s agreement.
The analysts argued that the MOU did not address complaints raised by Uganda over Rwanda, focusing mainly on the claims made by Rwanda against Uganda.
However, speaking to KFM, the state minister for international relations Henry Okello Oryem says government has experience in handling such concerns and employed the best diplomatic approach to have this matter resolved.
Relatedly, Members of Parliament from Kisoro district have commended the two presidents of Uganda and Rwanda for the agreement signed to end tension between the two countries.
In February this year Rwanda closed its border with Uganda.
Addressing a news conference at parliament this afternoon, Bufumbira East James Nsaba Buturo said that the closure of the border had greatly affected their people
He says the signing is proof that Africans can solve their own problems without looking at foreign countries.
MP attacks university staff association for neglecting their obligationsAugust 23, 2019 11:04 am
By Damali Mukhaye.
The Member of Parliament for Ruhinda North, Thomas Tayeebwa has attacked leaders of staff associations in public universities for neglecting their teaching roles.
According to Tayeebwa, it has been established that some lecturers who are supposed to teach students 10 hours a week are teaching only 1 hour a week.
He adds that it has been established that lecturers have left the role of marking student’s scripts to master’s students.
Tayebwa says with all these glaring gaps, it selfish for lectures to demand for more salary.
He has now asked the varsity lecturers to strike a balance between asking for salary enhancement which favors them and the right of the students to study.
However the outgoing chairperson kyambogo university academic staff association Dr Grace Lubaale says lecturers need more pay because they are fulfilling all their obligations
Gov’t welcome M7- Kagame agreementAugust 23, 2019 11:04 am
By Juliet Nalwooga.
The government of Uganda has welcomed the memorandum of understanding signed by President Museveni and Rwanda’s Paul Kagame saying it is a step in the right direction.
Yesterday the two leaders agreed to implement seven points among them; resumption of cross-border activities, including movement of persons and goods and also respect each other’s sovereignty among others.
Officiating at the 3rd economic growth Forum, the Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda said when leaders in the region agree, it is a plus for economic growth of any country.
The forum is running under the theme “accelerating economic growth for shared prosperity.
GEN Tumwine maintains innocenceAugust 23, 2019 11:04 am
By Benjamin Jumbe.
Gen EllyTumwine has maintained that allegations of him attacking and threatening Dokolo woman MP are lies.
It follows Parliament’s Rules, Privileges and Discipline Committee recommending that Gen. Tumwine is reprimanded for breach of the privilege of Dokolo Woman MP Cecilia Ogwal and for being disrespectful to Parliament.
The committee’s recommendation stemmed from its investigation into allegations of contempt of parliament leveled against Gen. Tumwine and his alleged attack on Cecilia Ogwal in the corridors of parliament.
Speaking to journalists at parliament Gen Tumwine has said he was not given adequate time to defend himself hence the need to tell the public the real truth.
KACITA challenges signing of Museveni-Kagame MOU outside EACAugust 23, 2019 11:03 am
By Damali Mukhaye.
Kampala City Traders have challenged the memorandum of understanding which was signed between president Museveni and Rwanda’s Paul Kagame, questioning why it was done outside the East African Community.
The pact was signed yesterday in Luanda, Angola during the second (Kwadro-Pataite) Qua-Dripartite Summit, which was convened to find a lasting solution to the existing differences between Uganda and Rwanda.
Speaking to KFM, the chairperson of Kampala City Traders Association Everest Kayondo says that as traders, they welcome the pact and opening of boarders since traders have lost a lot following the closure of boarders.
He however says that the pact could have made more sense if it was witnessed by EAC member within the regions, a asserting that they are optimistic that this will last long.