• Parliament faults KCCA for failing to supervise butcheries

    Parliament’s committee on Presidential Affairs faults Kampala Capital City Authority for failing to supervise butcheries hence the use of dangerous chemicals to preserve meat. This follows the arrest and sentencing of six butchers for treating meat and fish with chemical suspected to be formalin, a preservative for dead bodies. The MPs

  • Budgets for govt sectors are not aligned to NDP – CSO

    Budget specialists express concern over failure by majority of Government sectors to re-align their budgets with the national development plan. Analysis carried out by the Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group shows that out of the 16 sectors, only 5 follow the priorities set out in the national development plan The

  • UIA wants parliament to fast track investment code

    The Executive Director of Uganda Investment Authority Jolly Kaguhangire asks Parliament to fast track enactment of the Investment Code Bill 2017 to put in place measures of vetting all potential investors coming into the country. The law that is aimed at getting rid of fake foreign investors will make it mandatory

  • Environmentalists vow to challenge sand mining in court

    Environmentalists have threatened to drag government and Wakiso District councilors to court if they go ahead with plans to endorse sand mining in Lake Victoria. This month Wakiso District Chairperson Matia Lwanga Bwanika vowed to block the planned activities but a section of councilors have vowed to support sand mining

  • ULS petitions court seeking to annul age limit law

    The Uganda Law Society has petitioned the Constitutional Court seeking to annul the newly enacted age-limit law that lifted the presidential age -limit cap from 75. Through its president Francis Gimara,  renowned law Prof. Fredrick Ssempebwa and the Agago North MP  prof. Morris Ogenga Latigo, ULS says it’s aggrieved with the whole

  • Court of Appeal upholds Jamwa’s 12 year prison sentence

    Two out three Justices of the Court of Appeal have upheld the decision of the High court in Kampala that former NSSF Managing Director David Chandi Jamwa, was properly convicted and sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for causing NSSF a financial loss of 3 billion shillings. Justices Kenneth Kakuru and Rubby