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Parliament's Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities, and State Enterprises - COSASE has directed the Ministry of Finance to expedite payment of 69.5 Billion Shillings it owes to the Uganda Railways Corporation. In 2013, the Government resolved to sell some of the URC’s properties identified as non-core assets to sustain the operations of the entity and [...]
Government failed to spend 3.1 trillion shillings in the last financial year. This was revealed by the auditor general John Muwanga while handing over the audit report for the last financial year to the deputy speaker of parliament Anita Among. The acting assistant auditor general in charge of audit Edward Akol says failure to spend [...]
Deputy Speaker Anita Among has sent a warning to all committee chairpersons who have failed to produce reports on bills under their scrutiny. She says all the bills that have delayed at the committee stage will be passed and approved without the recommendations of the respective committees. Committees are supposed to scrutinize a bill and [...]
The Public Accounts Committee – PAC has recommended the Auditor General conducts a forensic audit in the Shillings 53.5 billion distributed to vulnerable Ugandans as COVID-19 relief. This follows a joint report by the Central and Local Governments Committee on Public Accounts indicating mismanagement of the COVID-19 relief cash. The Committee was tasked to verify [...]
Through this partnership, MTN Pulse and VU will provide 5 full and 5 partial scholarships to Pulsers to commence studies in the University’s March intake. The these scholarships are targeting creative and innovative teens with transformational ideas that can be developed and implemented to solve society's problems and positively impact society. Through this partnership, both [...]
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 [...]

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