Politics

The Constitutional Court in Kampala has ruled that Parliament and the Electoral Commission violated the constitution in creating new constituencies. The Parliament of Uganda together with the Electoral Commission has since the seventh Parliament in 2001 demarcated new constituencies  and thereby increasing the size of Parliament. A panel of five Constitutional Court Justices have ruled [...]
Court of Appeal has just confirmed the election of MP Nansana Municipality Wakayima Musoke Hannington Nsereko after dismissing the election petition appeal filed by loser Musoke Hamis Walusimbi with costs. The Court ruling read by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire; found that Walusimbi filed the election appeal out of time,  he didn't carry out due diligence on [...]
There was chaos at Wakiso Town council offices when councillors attempted to evict the Town Clerk, Livingstone Kasibante for alleged failure to implement lawful council decisions. During a council sitting yesterday the councillors turned violent, saying that ever since they were sworn in, they have never received the instrument of power to execute their mandate. [...]
Parliament has passed into law the Mining and Minerals Bill 2021. The bill seeks to convict individuals or corporate bodies for mining minerals in Uganda without a license. The perpetrators shall as well be fined Shs1Bn or face a five years jail term. The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development had proposed to have a [...]
The President of the Democratic Party, Norbert Mao says President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni's move on evicting the balalo herdsmen from Northern Uganda is not the solution to land conflict. Last year Museveni ordered the eviction of the balalo herdsmen who are non-natives of the Acholi Sub Region from Northern Uganda. Museveni ordered the balalo herdsmen [...]
Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has condemned torture by security forces. In his first public address since losing in the 2016 presidential election, Mbabazi says torture is unacceptable and goes against the laws of Uganda. Mbabazi said that as a member of the National Resistance Movement party-NRM, one of the things they fought for was [...]
The state minister of environment Beatrice Atim Anwyar has rallied parliament to support her bid for the United Nations Environment Assembly - UNEA presidency. The 6th session of the forthcoming Assembly, which is the world's highest-level decision-making body on the environment consisting of all 193 UN Member States will take place in Nairobi on March [...]
The Auditor-General has observed the unsatisfactory utilisation of the Kalule Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Programme-UWEP following a value for money audit. The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development is implementing UWEP. It is an initiative of the Government aimed at empowering women to improve their income levels and contribution to economic development. In the past [...]
Opposition MPs have resolved to develop a framework to improve their performance in parliament. The 109 legislators have been clustered in different sector-based groups where each MP can build capacity and  debate from an informed point of view. This was part of the resolutions at the three-day retreat of Opposition MPs held at Imperial Botanical [...]
Today the Court of Appeal will commence the conferencing for the hearing of 81 election appeals. Conferencing is where lawyers of both parties agree on issues to be determined by court before the case file is forwarded to a panel of three justices for hearing. The Court of Appeal Registrar, Susan Kanyange will lead a [...]

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