• Judiciary in a crisis

    The judiciary is in a crisis with unpaid domestic arrears in utility bills and rent amounting to 6.6 billion shillings. The arrears were incurred in the financial year 2012/13 The accounting officer of the judiciary Dorcas Okalanyi says the institution has failed to pay rent for private premises it currently

  • Interpol fails to expedite Kipoi

    Interpol fails to secure the transfer of former Bubuulo West MP Tony Nsubuga Kipoi from the Democratic Republic of Congo back to Uganda for trial. Kipoi is among the rebels who were arrested in the jungles of the DRC in November last year, after the Congolese national army raided, a

  • Donors boost efforts to stop dwindling fish species

    Donors move to boost government’s efforts to stop the dwindling of the country’s fish species with a 7 million US dollar grant from the government of Iceland to sensitize fishing communities in Buikwe district. The depletion of fish has in the past driven up prices locally, hence threatening the livelihoods

  • Investigate death of suspect in detention

    Lawyers representing suspected Kabamba barracks attackers have asked the general court martial in Makindye to order an investigation into the death of a soldier who was one of the suspects in detention. Prosecution alleges that between February and May 2014 the over 10 suspects both soldiers and civilians attacked the

  • Local govt leaders want more powers

    Local government leaders want the central government to revert more financial and decision making power to them. Under their umbrella organization, Uganda Local Government Association , the leaders say, since they are on the ground and closer to the public, they are more knowledgeable about the demands of their people.

  • Executive absconds from parliament proceedings

    A parliament session flops after the executive absconded from proceedings to attend a 2 day retreat at Munyonyo Resort Hotel without notifying the office of the speaker. The absence of Cabinet Minister in parliament happens just a day after Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga warned new Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda