UTN News

ELECTORAL COMMISSION, CCEDU RECONCILE

By UTN Reporter

The electoral Commission has amended its ties with the Citizens elections monitoring body, CCEDU barely a year after the latter’s operations were suspended by the former.

The Citizen’s coalition of Electoral democracy in Uganda has been monitoring elections for over a decade.

After the Bugiri By-elections, the two foes parted accusing each other of unfairness and having sides in the polls.

After a lengthy meeting today, the two reached consensus to renew their working relations.

News

The equal opportunities Commission Launched

CJ ASSURES COMMISSION JUDICIARY SUPPORT Backlog of 135 complaints awaits the newly sworn in equal opportunities commission that was sworn at Kampala High court in Kampala. This commission led by Sylvia by Nabatanza will have to deal with various discrimination including employment, tribal and properties among others.

40 WITNESSES TO TESTIFY AGAINST KAMOGA

Government has lined up over 40 witnesses to testify against terror suspects including the leader of Tabliq sect Sheikh Yunus Kamoga for their alleged participation in the killing of Muslim clerics last year. Principle State Attorney Charles Richard Kaamuli said during a pre-trial session

UGANDAN YOUTHS LACK BUSINESS SKILLS-STUDY

A new study done by the partnership for economic policy (pep) has shown grave skilling needs for the youths, especially the beneficiaries of the youths fund. The study that was conducted in Mbale, Kampala, Gulu, Wakiso and Mbarara involved over 500 youths, also reveal that many groups countrywide have under-utilized the resources they were given to start up business ventures.

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,

KABAKA MUTEBI CHALLENGE UGANDANS ON CORRUPTION

By Ntongo Rajbah

The Kabaka of Buganda, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi ii has called upon government and all Ugandans to take deliberate action to end the ceaseless corruption that continues to plague the nation.

The Kabaka made the remark during

CSOs SPEAK OUT ON ELECTION SPENDING

Kampala - Civil Society Organizations dealing with Budget monitoring activities have urged the 10th Parliament to generate a strong legal instrument regarding debt management. The Organizations have singled out irresponsible borrowing indicated by non-performance loans as a major setback for the Country’s economic advancement, increasing the cost of debt management,

CHEBROT LOSES ELECTION CASE

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - The Court of Appeal confirms Kenneth Soyekwo as the validly elected MP for Tingey County in Kapchorwa District.

MASAKA HIGH COURT DISMISSES PETITION AGAINST THE WOMAN MP

The high court in Masaka has this morning dismissed an election petition in which former district woman MP Freda Kase Mubanda was challenging the election of Democratic Party (DP’s) Mary Babirye Kabanda to the same position.

Justice Michael Elumu dismissed the petition with costs

GOVERNMENT LOBBIES WORLD BANK ON HOUSING MORTGAGE

Government is negotiating with the World Bank to introduce Housing Mortgage facility as a way to promote a progressive housing and urban development plan for major cities and municipalities in the Country. This follows a plea by the World Bank to Government to improve housing facilities especially in urban Centers.