• Teachers lose fight for Shs25 billion Sacco money

    Parliament. Teachers have lost the fight for Shs25 billion President Museveni gave them to improve their welfare after legislators instructed ministry of Education officials not to release the disputed funds to their Sacco, citing weak accountability safeguards to public funds. However, the MPs on Public Accounts Committee yesterday directed that the teachers interested in the […]

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  • UNRA probe: brick layer was paid sh4.1b

    THE Justice Catherine Bamugemereire commission of inquiry into the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has unearthed further rot after it emerged that a brick layer was paid sh4.1b as part of a sh20b bogus compensation scheme. On Monday, the inquiry was astounded at how Kamoga Mohammed, a brick layer, farmer and land broker and two […]

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  • Auditor General queries sh305m EC rent payment

    The top echelon of the Electoral Commission led by Sam Rwakojo was Tuesday put to task by lawmakers sitting on the Public Accounts Committee to explain circumstances under which the electoral body paid sh305m to hire rental space in 11 districts without tenancy agreements. The anomaly was part of a string of audit queries raised […]

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  • Byandala granted 10m cash bail

      Former works and transport Minister Abraham Byandala was on Monday granted bail after spending six days in jail. Mr Byandala, now a minister without portfolio,was arrested  last Tuesday and produced in the Anti-corruption Court, which remanded him to Luzira Prisons until August 11. However, Presiding Principal Grade One Magistrate Julius Borore of the Anti-corruption […]

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  • MPs approve 65 constituencies

    PARLIAMENT- Lawmakers have approved the creation of 65 new constituencies and recommended that the Electoral Commission (EC) should immediately confirm them as constituencies. The MPs want the EC to conduct elections for Members of Parliament in the new counties in the 2016 elections. The main committee report of the Public Service and Local Government yesterday […]

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  • Court remands former works minister Byandala

    Former works and transport Minister, and minister without portfolio, Mr Abraham Byandala has been remanded to Luzira Prison over allegations of abuse of office and causing financial loss to the government. Mr Byandala was arrested on Tuesday and produced in anti-corruption court from where he was remanded to until August 11. Mr Byandala is accused, […]

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  • I will lay traps for corrupt judicial officials- Bamwine

    ENTEBBE. Principal Judge Yorokamu Bamwine has said he is ready to provide any trap to catch corrupt judicial officers as the judiciary moves to clean its public image. Justice Bamwine, who is the administrative head of the High court and the lower courts, said one magistrate recently survived being caught with the help of his […]

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  • Govt officials cited in weighbridge scam

    A witness has told a Unra commission of inquiry into corruption in the roads sector that he released some overloaded vehicles stopped at weighbridges at the urging of RDCs and police officials. Weighbridges are truck and railroad scales used to catch overloaded trucks that end up damaging roads. Ibrahim Kakooza Kasiita, a weighbridge controller at […]

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  • New constituencies rise to 40 as MPs beg for more

    MASAKA- MPs tasked to scrutinise the government request for creation of new counties yesterday went on a begging spree, with member after member lobbying the Local Government minister Adolf Mwesige to give them constituencies or districts ahead of the 2016 polls. However, the minister, who was appearing before the committee to defend the government motion, […]

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  • Civil society want NGO Bill overhauled

    KAMPALA. A coalition of civil society groups has petitioned the Internal Affairs ministry and the House committee on Defence to drop majority of clauses in the Non-Governmental Organisations Registration (Amendment) Bill 2013. The Bill that is currently before Parliament seeks to regulate activities of NGOs but representatives from 13 civil society groups both local and […]

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