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‘Corruption, Connivance Caused Isimba Plant Shutdown’

The 183 megawatts Isimba Hydropower power plant in Kayunga district experienced a shut down on Monday, 08 August 2022

Lawmakers have said that corruption and connivance are to blame for the shutdown of Isimba hydropower plant. The Members of Parliament were responding to the statement by the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Hon. Ruth Nankabirwa on the emergency shutdown of the plant. The 183 megawatts Isimba Hydropower power…

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Uganda Airlines Chief Executive Officer (CEO) fails to present academic papers

The committee sought to compare her qualifications with that of the advertised position of the CEO which required the ideal candidate to have an honours bachelor’s degree in any field and postgraduate training in administration or any other business-related course

The Committee on Commissions Statutory Authorities and State Enterprise (COSASE) has embarked on a process of evaluating the curriculum vitae and qualifications of Uganda Airlines' top management. This followed the failure of the airline’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jenifer Bamuturaki to present her academic papers before the committee chaired by…

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Increase funding to Physical Planning Board – Tayebwa

While chairing the House on Thursday, 18 August 2022, Tayebwa said that the Board is not receiving sufficient quarterly funding to carry out its key roles of compliance and enforcement of proper physical planning across the country

The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Thomas Tayebwa has called on the Ministry of Finance to increase funding to the National Physical Planning Board for it to effectively execute their mandate. While chairing the House on Thursday, 18 August 2022, Tayebwa said that the Board is not receiving sufficient quarterly funding…

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Uganda: ‘Enforce intentional measures to ensure road safety’

The Members of Parliament on the Committee on Physical Infrastructure chaired by Hon. Robert Kasolo made the call in a meeting with Works and Transport Minister, Gen. Katumba Wamala on Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Legislators want deliberate action by the Ministry of Works and Transport to improve road designs across the country in a bid to curb road carnage and improve road safety. The Members of Parliament on the Committee on Physical Infrastructure chaired by Hon. Robert Kasolo made the call in a meeting…

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Increase Funding to Local Governments for Road Maintenance - Members of Parliament

The Uganda Road Fund Act stipulates the sources of funds to include fuel levies, road license fees, road and bridge tolls

Members of Parliament have expressed discontent over the prolonged delay by government to release money to the Road Fund for maintenance of roads. MPs were dismayed that even when funds are released late, they are insufficient and have left many roads dilapidated. Kitgum District Woman MP, Hon. Lillian Aber said…

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Uganda: Members of Parliament Kwizera, Orone take oath after by-elections

The two took their oaths of allegiance and of Member of Parliament at a sitting of the House on chaired by the Deputy Speaker, Thomas Tayebwa Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Members of Parliament, Eddie Kwizera and Derrick Orone who both went through a by-election on 11 August 2022 have been sworn. The two took their oaths of allegiance and of Member of Parliament at a sitting of the House on chaired by the Deputy Speaker, Thomas Tayebwa Wednesday, 17 August…

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Uganda: Deputy Speaker seeks explanation on Isimba dam shutdown

The emergency shutdown of the 183 megawatts Isimba Hydropower Plant in Kayunga District has caused panic and plunged some parts of the country into darkness

The Deputy Speaker, Thomas Tayebwa has directed the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development to provide a comprehensive statement on the shutdown of Isimba Hydropower Power Plant. While chairing the House on Wednesday, 17 August 2022, Tayebwa said the emergency shutdown of the 183 megawatts Isimba Hydropower Plant in Kayunga…

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I Am Qualified to Run Uganda Airlines-CEO Bamuturaki

During the meeting, Bamuturaki was tasked to present her curriculum vitae to ascertain if she met standards before being appointed as CEO of Uganda Airlines

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Uganda Airlines, Jenifer Bamuturaki has said she is qualified and experienced to run the airline. Bamuturaki was appearing before the Committee on Commissions Statutory Authorities (COSASE) chaired by Nakawa West Member of Parliament, Hon. Joel Ssenyonyi on Wednesday, 17 August 2022. She was accompanied…

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Uganda: Members of Parliament approve Shs266 billion loan for heart institute

Parliament’s Committee on National Economy scrutinized the loan request and approved it with recommendations

Parliament has approved a US$70 million loan for the construction of a state of the art facility to house the Uganda Heart institute. A loan request brought by government to collectively borrow US$70 million from the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa, Saudi Fund for Development and the Opec…

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Uganda: Government to vaccinate children against malaria

Muhanga made the revelation during a plenary sitting on Tuesday, 16 August 2022 chaired by Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa

The State Minister for Health, Hon. Margaret Muhanga has revealed that government plans to vaccinate children against malaria. Muhanga made the revelation during a plenary sitting on Tuesday, 16 August 2022 chaired by Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa. “If we do not vaccinate our children against malaria, then we are allowing…