Amendment of NMS, NDA Acts approved by Parliament

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 Parliament has approved the amendment of the National Medical Stores-NMS and National Drug Authority-NDA acts.

This follows Parliament’s adoption of the Public Accounts Committee- PAC Central Government report on the findings of the Auditor-General on the Health Sector for the financial years 2016/2017 to 2019/2020.

FDC calls upon Ugandans to boycot Museveni’s swearing -in ceremony

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Two Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Members of Parliament have called for the boycott of President Museveni’s swearing-in ceremony. 

The MPs, Atkins Katusabe the Bukonzo West MP and shadow Minister Foreign Affairs and the Leader of Opposition and Gulu Woman MP Betty Aol Ochan are demanding that all Ugandans arrested during and after the 2021 general elections be released.   

Justice Buteera urges magistrates to visit disputed land sites

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Deputy Chief Justice Richard Buteera has asked Chief Magistrates in Greater Luwero to make an effort and visit disputed land sites.

According to the Annual Crime report for 2020, Luwero district registered 124 cases of criminal trespass and these mainly were related to land cases. Luwero district was ranked 10th across the country with the highest cases of criminal cases. Currently, there are 193 land cases out of a total of 491 case backlogs at Luwero Magistrate Court.

Why top Jeema leaders snubbed Bobi Wine meeting

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Top leaders of the Justice Forum-JEEMA party have declined to attend a meeting with the National Unity Platform Party President Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu.

In his effort to reach out to other opposition parties to agree on a way forward after losing the January 14 presidential election to Yoweri Kgauta Museveni, Kyagulanyi was at the Jeema offices in Mengo on Thursday to meet with the top party leaders.

However, to his disappointment, Kateregga Muhammad, the Secretary-General was the only high ranking official present. Asuman Basalirwa, the party president and Muhammad Kibirige Mayanja, the party chairman all made no show.

World facts check

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Donald Trump spent the named “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump,” slamming his Republican congressional critics and large social media companies.Hillary Clinton called for government intervention to hinder the spread of disinformation on social media.

Russia scrambled a  fighter jet over the Chukchi Sea, which borders Alaska, to escort a U.S. military plane as tensions continue to grow between Washington, DC and Moscow over tit-for-tat aircraft maneuvers.

Video: This election thief, despot is so desperate, Kyagulanyi tells Museveni

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This election thief, despot is so desperate, Bobi Wine tells Museveni. Whisper Eye News.

Kyadondo East MP Hon Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu commonly known as Bobi Wine has again lashed out to president Museveni over claims that he met NUP leaders.

Uganda Midwives decry high fees for renewing licence, ask to be reduced

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Midwives have decried the exorbitant fees they pay to renew their license.  All nurses and midwives working in Uganda must have a general license to practice and this has to be renewed every 3 years.

The midwives note that renewing their practicing license requires them to also pay 100,000 Shillings to Uganda Revenue Authority- URA, which they want to be scrapped.

This excludes what each midwife is supposed to pay for renewing their license.

Bet&Win: Melbet win a trip promotion to euro 2021 is still on

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Melbet free trip to euro 2021 promotion is still on.Whisper Eye News.

Melbet last month announced promotions for winning atrip for it’s bettors to euro 2021 tournament.

However, Melbet states that for its client “bettors” to take part in the promotion and win a trip to watch Euro 2021 the following terms and conditions must be followed.

Uganda National Farmers Federation Welcomes Parish Model Program

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The Uganda National Farmers Federation- UNAFFE has applauded the proposed Parish Model of Development.

Last month, the Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija told Parliament that the government plans to spend 490 Billion Shillings under the new Parish Model project that is meant to eradicate poverty among 68 per cent of households across the country.

The project aims to have development activities planned for and executed at the parish, as the lowest level unit for planning and development.

Others said the model needed a comprehensive feasibility study, which had not been done, including a carefully planned pilot program.

ICC sentences Dominic Ongwen to 25 years in prison

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The Hague based International Criminal Court (ICC) has handed Dominic Ongwen, a former commander in the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA a 25-year jail term. A panel of three justices led by Bertam Schmitt delivered the verdict on Thursday morning. 

The other judges on the panel are Peter Kouvacs and Raul Cano Pangalangan. The justices noted that they decided to jail the former war load for 25-year jails because of the magnitude of the atrocities he committed so as to deter similar offenses in the future and prove the position of the world in condemning the atrocities committed by the LRA.  

2022 FIFA World Cup African Qualifiers Postponed over covid19 challenges

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has today announced that the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar qualifiers for Africa have been postponed.

According to CAF, the decision was made in consultation with the World Football governing body as a result of taking into consideration challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Makerere University tense guild elections set for Friday

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Makerere University will on Friday hold virtual and physical guild presidential elections. 

The elections were suspended last year following the outbreak of COVID-19 which forced the Government to close education institutions.

Given the fact that the students are currently studying in a phased manner as directed by the Ministry of Education, the virtual elections will help students who are not on campus to vote for their leaders.

Absence of Service Commission Fails Staff Recruitment in Bududa

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Absence of Bududa district service commission has failed the recruitment of staff.   This comes after the term of office for three members on the district service commission(DSC) expired in January. 

Bududa District Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Samson Natsambwa says that the exercise was halted after the term of office of some members on the DSC expired before advertising for the various positions including administrative and health.