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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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NEMA DELAYED ON CLOSING KAVERA FACTORIES

Court: Kampala High Court has extended the order stopping the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) from closing down factories that manufacture and recycle plastic products.

The injunction which has been issued by the Deputy Registrar Alex

UPDF DEPLOYS AT DRC BOARDER

The Uganda People’s Defense Forces have deployed heavily at the Democratic Republic of Congo Boarder points of Bunagana in Kisoro following a crackdown on criminality that saw weapons discovered.

12 Guns were discovered Saturday night in areas

CLERGY BODY BLASTS DR NYANZI OVER NUDITY

The Uganda Joint Christian Council (UJCC) has blasted Dr. Nyanzi ‘s nudity acts at Makerere University following closure of her office this week. The Council stresses that Nyanzi’s act was uncalled for since other channels would be exploited to handles her issues with her superiors. Her nudity according to UJCC is utter exposure of God’s temple

EC SUED OVER BAN OF USE OF MOBILE PHONES AT POLLING CENTERS

Court: Few hours left for Ugandans to go to the polls, the Electoral Commission (EC) has been dragged to courts of law by a human rights watch-dog, Legal Brains Trust (LBT) for the recent ban on the use of mobile phones and cameras at the polling stations.

In their suit that was filed on Monday, the human rights body contends

VENDORS CRY FOUL OVER LOW EASTER SALES

Market vendors selling utilities, like food, chicken, tomatoes, are crying for low sale turn ups during this festive season. A number of markets we reached to, vendors are still stranded with their commodities, with no customers yet, and those appearing, want to buy at low prices. Walking through various markets in Kampala metropolitan

OVER 30 ARRESTED IN KAMPALA

Police has arrested over 30 over what they claim to involving in illegal acts.

These were arrested from Naksero Market,

US ARMY VETERAN ROOTS FOR MODEL VILLAGES IN LUWERO

Luwero - A Group of Ugandans living in America are returning home to establish Model Villages in a couple of selected rural counties across the country.

The team that launched its initiative in Kikyusa Sub County in Luwero district,

MINISTER KABAFUNZAKI’S AIDE DENIED BAIL

By UTN Reporter Kampala - Bruce Lubowa the Interior Designer who was arrested with Minister for Labour Hebert Kabafunzaki over a 5million shilling bribe, has been denied bail by the Anti-corruption court, after failing to present substantial sureties and proper documentation assuring court whether he has a fixed place of residence.

AMISOM HANDS OVER UNIVERSITY TO SOMALI GOVERNMENT

Mogadishu –African Mission in Somalia, AMISON is set to hand over a public University it has been running for more than a half decade, to the Somali Federal Government.