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The Uganda Young Democrats has announced plans to reclaim its position as one of the strongest youth organizations on the African continent. Among the plans to rediscover its past glory is the strengthening of its student organizations by launching the UYD Students Union as an umbrella of all UYD Chapters in educational institutions in Uganda.
Members on the defence committee of parliament have objected to a cut in the police budget for crime intelligence gathering. The Police presented their budget proposals to the committee for the financial Year 2022/23 totaling Shs840 billion. Currently, the force needs Shs304 billion annually for crime intelligence but only gets Shs 42.7 billion. MPs on [...]
Members of Parliament have opposed a government move to buy out Umeme. UMEME was granted a 10-year concession in 2015 and has so far invested 547.5m dollars. However government has not indicated any interest in renewing the concession which expires in 2025. The Ministry of Energy has however sought a budget of 256.2 billion Shillings [...]
Members of Parliament have opposed a government move to buy out Umeme. UMEME was granted a 10-year concession in 2015 and has so far invested 547.5m dollars. However government has not indicated any interest in renewing the concession which expires in 2025. The Ministry of Energy has however sought a budget of 256.2 billion Shillings [...]
The Parliament committee on physical infrastructure has rejected a proposal by the Landlords to charge rent in dollars. According to the resolution,rent shall be charged in Uganda shillings. This comes as the committe finalized scrutinizing the landlord and tenant bill 2021.  The committee has also made it mandatory for tenants to have written agreements with [...]
The Minister of Local Government Raphael Magyezi says his ministry has received resolutions from 32 town councils that are seeking elevation to Municipality status. The town councils that have submitted resolutions for elevation include Luwero, Bombo, Kapeeka-Semuto, Kyotera, Lukaya and Lyantonde. Leaders from the areas are optimistic that the elevation will help to improve service [...]
Residents in over 110 districts go to the polls today in residual and by-electiosn to fill vacant local government positions. Among those positions to be filled in the elections today is the hotly contested Kayunga LCV chairperson seat. The position fell vacant following the death of Muhammad Ffeffekka Sserubogo. His body was found hanging on [...]
Deputy Speaker Anita Among has overruled a section of Opposition lawmakers who were calling on Parliament to suspend sittings until Government rescinds its decision to fire all intern medical doctors. Government last week ordered all striking intern doctors to leave the premises of public hospitals for refusing to halt their strike for better pay. Bukonzo [...]
Parliament has approved the Public Finance Management Amendment Bill, 2021. The law provides for the approval of the budget estimates for Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) within 15days. The government had proposed to give Uganda National Oil Company powers to collect and use oil revenue to clear recoverable costs without seeking Parliament’s approval. However, the [...]
Nine Chinese nationals and a Ugandan are in police custody over suspected telecom fraud. Police picked up the suspects following a raid on their apartment on plot 85 Luthuli Avenue in Bugolobi over the weekend following intelligence reports about their suspicious activities. A senior police detective who participated in the operation says the suspects were [...]

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