Deputy speaker Oulanya criticizes gov't systems on refugeesJuly 18, 2019 1:29 pm
By Prosy kisakye.
The deputy speaker of parliament Jacob Oulanya has called upon government to come up with systems to guide refugees coming into the country.
Oulanya says Uganda is currently hosting many people with no countries of origin because they are no systems to check the validity for one to enter into the country as a refugee.
He has urged immigration officials to consider deploying at reception centers so that they can scrutinize every refugee entering the country.
Uganda is currently hosting 1.5 million refugees with largest numbers coming from south Sudan.
EC releases election road map for Bugweri and KikuubeJuly 18, 2019 1:28 pm
By Prossy kisakye.
Electoral commission has set 25thJulyas the polling date for elections of interim district chairpersons in Kikuube and Bugweri districts.
The two new districts were effected on 1st July last year.
According to a statement from the commission’s chairperson Justice Simon Byamukama, the elections will kick off at exactly 9am at the headquarters of the respective districts.
He adds that directly elected district councilors and district women councilors will also be elected at the same day.
Kikuube was curved out of Hoima District while Bugweri was created out of Iganga district.
The commission had earlier announced that similar elections are to be held on the same day in six other newly created districts among them; Moyo, Kazo, Rwampara, Kitagwenda, Madi-Okollo, and Obongi.
KACITA asks Museveni to sign the landlord and tenants bill into lawJuly 18, 2019 9:30 am
By Prossy kisakye.
Kampala city traders association has asked the president to sign the landlord and tenants law that was passed in parliament recently.
Parliament passed the landlord and tenants law last month, under this law landlords are to give tenants 6 months before chasing them from their buildings and also it prohibits landlords charging rental fees in dollars among others.
KACITA spokesperson Issa Sekitto said that this law needs to begin working in order to solve the misunderstandings between traders and their land lords.
He cited landlords forcing traders to pay rent in dollars which is now contrary to the law.
UCC summons Salt media management over Teddy BugingoJuly 18, 2019 9:30 am
By Ritah Kemigisa.
Uganda communications commission (UCC ) has summoned the management of salt TV over the abusive content aired on the television.
In a statement posted on its twitter account, the Commission says it has received the complaints and allegations from concerned citizens about the nature and content of broadcasting on salt TV.
The complainants allege Salt Media has been airing out abusive content directed towards a one Teddy Bugingo.
The communication regulator says they have initiated an investigation into the complaints and allegations into the people’s concern which is in accordance with Section 45 of the Uganda Communications Act of 2013.
They have also directed salt TV management to make written submissions or presentation in defense of and against the complaints and allegations
The commission adds that if the complaints are proven, they are contrary to public morality and constitutes a breach of Minimum Broadcasting standards.
Museveni directs Anite to audit UTLJuly 18, 2019 9:27 am
By Ritah Kemigisa.
President Yoweri Museveni has directed the State Minister for Privatization and Investment Evelyn Anite to institute an audit into the activities of Uganda Telecommunication Limited (UTL).
In a letter dated July 16, 2019, Museveni says the audit should confirm or clear some of the allegations he heard against managers of the telecom company.
The president had earlier declined the request by Anite to replace the Uganda Telecom (UTL) administrator Bemanya Twebaze.
Museveni instead said that government has been in the process of identifying suitable investors to partner to revamp UTL as opposed to divesting it.
Anite had written to the Attorney general William Byaruhanga asking him to apply to court for change of Bemanya as the UTL administrator.
She claimed that government had encountered considerable difficulties dealing with him and that they had completely lost confidence in his ability to continue serving in that capacity.
Low levels of access to agricultural Finance worries bank of UgandaJuly 17, 2019 3:00 pm
By Moses Ndhaye.
The governor Bank of Uganda Prof Tumusiime Mutebile has asked financial institutions to come out with new affordable finance credit Innovations which can help farmers to access loans at low rates.
Officiating at the ongoing Annual Bankers Association, Mutebile said much as they introduced the agricultural Credit facility (ACF), its performance is still bad with many farmers failing to access some credit.
The conference is running under the theme De-risking financing and investment in agriculture to promote decent youth employment and inclusive growth.
The agriculture sector employees about 70% of the population.