Capital City Official Unhappy With Prolonged Court Battle
[VOA]The Lord Mayor of Uganda's capital, Kampala, says the prolonged litigation battle with President Yoweri Museveni's government over his controversial impeachment has taken a negative toll on his finances, his family's health and plunged his political future into disarray.
President Museveni Says Skilled Ugandans Will Help Generate Wealth
[Uganda Media Centre]President Yoweri Museveni has said that despite Uganda and the African continent being endowed with abundant natural resources, the continent is the least developed because of lack of the necessary skills to tap the resources and put them to good use for her people.
LRA Commander Captured in CAR
[VOA]Uganda's military says troops have captured a commander of the Lord's Resistance Army [LRA] and freed 10 people who were held captive by the rebel group.
Cabinet, MPs Divided Over Agriculture Bill
[Observer]A government bill introduced four years ago has pitted the cabinet against Parliament's committee on Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries over the MPs' proposed amendments to the bill. The Plant Protection and Health Bill 2010 was tabled in Parliament in April 2010 by the then Agriculture Minister Hope Mwesigye, but it has since been shelved.
Maize, Banana, Tea Exports Drop
[Observer]It is a sweet-sounding lyrical phrase that Uganda is the food basket of the east African region.
Watoto Saving Group About to Become a Bank
[Observer]Group saving and lending has really taken off in the recent past, with the latest figures showing a growing trend. Simon Musasizi digs into the story of Y-Save, a Watoto church-based saving group that is worth Shs 10bn.
Rains Cause Uganda Milk Prices to Fall
[EA Business]Kampala -Sameer Agriculture and Livestock Ltd (SALL), the makers of Fresh Dairy milk products in Uganda recently announced a price reduction on their pasteurized milk.
Youth Council Boss Warns On Fund
[Observer]The chairperson of the National Youth Council, Samuel Kavuma, has warned politicians to steer clear of the Shs 265bn Youth Livelihood programme. Appearing before the parliamentary committee on Gender, Labour and Social Development last week, Kavuma insisted that the YLP should never be politicized, as it aims at helping unemployed youths regardless of political affiliation.
EC Knifes 10 Parties
[Observer]The High court last week authorised the Electoral Commission (EC) to de-register 10 political parties for non-compliance with the law. Justice Stephen Musota said the affected political parties breached public trust in failing to comply with the law.
Museveni, Youths in Closed Meeting
[Observer]There was renewed focus on the youths in the NRM this week, as confusion reigned over planned rival delegates' conferences. With one group backing President Museveni and the other behind Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi, the youths' squabbling has once again highlighted persistent rift at the top of the ruling party.
MPs Summon Kayihura Over Police Spending
[Observer]Police chief Kale Kayihura's discretionary spending will come under sharp parliamentary scrutiny on Friday, when he appears before Parliament's Defence and Internal Affairs committee. The committee, chaired by MP Benny Namugwanya (NRM), summoned Gen Kayihura after reviewing the National Budget framework paper for the fiscal year 2014/15.
Auditor General Probe Puts MTAC Officials in Trouble
[Observer]Officials at the Management Training and Advisory Centre (MTAC) are in trouble, after the auditor general's office accused them of failing to account for millions of shillings. The Observer has learnt that in a letter to the MTAC managing director, the OAG points out several financial irregularities that have led to public funds being lost
Kayihura Tapes - New Leaks to Expose Opposition Figures
[Observer]At first, the public leaks of taped conversations between police chief Kale Kayihura and NRM youths were scripted as an attempt to stop Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi's 'bid' for the presidency. But the latest tape, featuring Kayihura and deputy Lord Mayor Sulaiman Kidandala has stirred panic, and reshaped the narrative especially within the opposition ranks.
MPs Pay Tribute to Late Okecho
[Observer]MPs yesterday paid tribute to former West Budama North MP William Okecho. Okecho died of kidney failure at Mulago hospital at the weekend. In Parliament, the tribute motion was moved by Government Chief Whip Justine Kasule Lumumba, and seconded by Sam Otada (Kibanda county, Independent).
Taibah Flips Convention to Embrace All
[Observer]When I ask why her school, Taibah International School, is known as a home for stubborn rebellious children, Edna Byenkya replies in a matter-of-fact manner.
Sleep Disorders More Common Than We Know
[Observer]Carol (not real name) frightened her dormmates when she "woke" up screaming and running, at such a fast speed towards a window and jumped through it. They thought she had broken a limb because the window was relatively high, but when they fetched her from her landing spot, she was alright, save for a few bruises.
Rethink Ban On Family Planning
[Observer]The bishop of Masaka diocese, John Baptist Kaggwa, is generally considered a progressive, courageous and realistic religious leader, not shy to speak unpleasant truths, whether to his flock or to Uganda's error-prone political class.
'Why Mbabazi Wants Chair Now'
[Observer]Col Kizza Besigye has watched the conflict between President Museveni and Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi with keen interest.
Lawmaker to Demand Police Chief's 'Bias' Inquiry
[VOA]A member of Uganda Parliament's Committee on Defense and Internal Affairs says he plans to move a motion this week to demand an official investigation of Kale Kayihura, the country's Inspector General of Police.
South Sudan Refugees in Uganda Struggle With Water Shortages
[VOA]Sarah Nyagut Ding spends about an hour and a half every day, waiting for her turn to draw water from a pump in the Ocea sector in Rhino resettlement camp in Uganda.