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PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE SCRUTINIZES LAND BILL 2017

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - The Parliamentary Committee on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs is locked in a series of arguments on the land bill 2017.

The Bill that was presented to Parliament on Thursday last week seeks to pave way for compulsory and forceful acquisition of privately owned land by the government.

The Committee Chairperson Jacob Oboth Oboth says that today’s meeting is to set targets and draw a clear framework on how to proceed.

The committee is expected to process the amendment and report to Parliament in 45 days.

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PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE SCRUTINIZES LAND BILL 2017

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - The Parliamentary Committee on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs is locked in a series of arguments on the land bill 2017.

COURTS FIXES 17th MARCH TO HEAR BESIGYE HOME SIEGE CASE

Kasangati Magistrates Court has 17th March as the hearing date for the application filed by FDC Presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye, who is seeking orders to have the police that has camped outside his Kasangati residence evicted with immediate effect.

The FDC flag bearer filed the application through his lawyers last week.

LUKWAGO MINISTER KAMYA WOES COURT SUMMONS MINISTER

BY NTALE YOUNUS

Kampala High Court has summoned the Minister in charge of Kampala City Betty Olive Kamya to appear in court by 24th April 2018 for cross-examination on allegations relating to interfering in the executive powers

POLICE NABS ADF FUGITIVES IN KASESE

Kasese: Police in Kasese is holding five suspected Allied Democratic Forces rebels that were sneaking into the Congo forests with over 12 sub machine guns.

The suspects according to the police spokesperson Fred Enanga were intercepted along Kivu

KASESE, MASINDI, ARUA GET SOLAR POWER

A 5 Million Euro massive rural electrification Solar Photovoltaic (PV) project has been launched to benefit three districts of Kasese, Masindi and Arua districts. The Solar PV project is a renewable energy that targets to benefit 50% of off-grid Ugandans to the renewable energy sources by 2020. WWF initiated the project to I n an effort to increase access to clean

RED CROSS DONATES TO HOSPITALS

Masaka - The Uganda Red Cross has donated a consignment of medical consumables to assorted Health facilities in Masaka, Ssembabule and Apac District. The consignments included drugs, like pain killers, solar panels, birth assortments like Maama Kits, weighing scales, Mosquito nets, Gloves for medical workers, mattresses, among others.

GEN KATUMBA WAMALA SPEAKS-OUT ON ARMY MURDERS

The Chief of Defense Forces Gen Edward Katumba Wamala says army is going to set-up psychosocial centers to rehabilitate troubled soldiers from war torn areas. Gen. Katumba Wamala has told the Parliamentary Defense and Internal Affairs Committee that UPDF is going to set-up psychosocial centers to rehabilitate troubled soldiers returning from war zones.

GOVERNMENT SUSPENDS AID TO 196 HEALTH FACILITIES

Kampala – The Ministry of health has suspended with immediate effect the release of Primary health Care to 196 none governmental organization health facilities that have failed to meet illegibility criteria as per provisions of primary health care grants guidelines. The suspended grants are for the first quarter of 2016/17 financial year for health facilities under the categories of private for profit and private not for profit health facilities distributed across the country.

KATUMBA WAMALA ORDERS AMISON TROOPS TO MOVE INTO REBEL HIDE-OUTS

BARAWE- Chief of Defense Forces Gen. Katumba Wamala has ordered the AMISON contingence of the UPDF to move forward and occupy all Al Shabaab areas in Barawe and Qoryoole. The two areas were know deadly spots for the terror group and has been under their control for most part of the last ten years.