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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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Bwanika Combs Masindi

Masindi - People’s Development Party hopeful Dr Abed Bwanika spent the day in Masindi soliciting for votes.Dr Bwanika held a rally in Masindi Boma Grounds, where he talked about compensating people who lost their land in the oil fields.

118 PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION PETITIONS CAUSE-LISTED FOR HEARING

Election Petitions: Three months after the conclusion of the February 18 general elections, the Judiciary has compiled and cause-listed at least 118 parliamentary election petitions to be heard in different 13 High Court circuits across the country.

According to press release from the Judiciary and signed off by Senior Communications Officer

THOUSANDS DESERT KAMPALA AHEAD OF POLLS

Kampala - Transport fares from Kampala to up country destinations have been hiked as thousands of passengers flock to the villages barely a day to the 18th Polls.

With only few hours for Ugandans to elect their preferred

INSIDE NETENYAHU’S VISIT TO UGANDA

With just a few hours left to the visit of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netenyahu allegations that surfaced in 2014 by Israeli Newspaper Hareetz come back to haunt. The newspaper raised among others that Israel was exporting its unwanted refugees to Uganda. While contemplating potential locations for a Jewish homeland over a century ago, Theodor Herzl - the father of modern political Zionism

FDC PRESIDENT DR KIZA BESIGYE ARRESTED BY POLICE

Kampala: Business came to a stand still as the lead Opposition President and Presidential aspirant Rtd Col Dr Kiza Besigye was being arrested by Police on the last day of his campaign.

Col. Dr Kiza Besigye was arrested at Esso Corner next to Railway grounds

BUDGET: URA LISTS AVENUES TO RAISE 15.1 TRILLION

BY JOSEPHINE NAMANDA AND AMINAH NAMATOVU

Kampala-The Uganda revenue authority has announced new avenues through which it will raise the required shs 15.1 trillion as tasked in the National Budget read last week.

GEN MUHOOZI VISITS SOMALIA

Mogadishu - The Commander of the Uganda Special Forces, Maj Gen. Muhoozi Kaneirugaba, has commended the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) for supporting Somali security forces in fighting Al-Shabaab militants in the country. Gen. Kaneirugaba particularly singled out Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) soldiers for praise, saying their courage

GOVERNMENT TO GIVE OUT 25M NETS

As Uganda joins the rest of the world to celebrate malaria day , ministry of health is set to supply 25 million treated mosquito nets to avert the dreadful killer disease. Malaria is the major cause of death in Uganda with approximately 70, 000 to 100, 00 Ugandans dying every year. 50% of the deaths are among children below five years, while pregnant

KABAZIGURUKA DEFEATS COURT MARTIAL IN ROUND ONE

By UTN Reporter

The Constitutional Court in Kampala has stopped the General Court Martial from trying Nakawa MP Michael Kabaziguruka until the main petition he filed challenging its jurisdiction is disposed of.