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BIG STORY: How Top Gov’t Officials Spent Shs 9bn On Two Closed Institutions

A recent investigative story run by the Daily Monitor publication has revealed how unnamed government officials wired about Shs 9 billion to two agricultural training institutions despite all schools being closed during the Covid-19 induced lockdown. This money, according to reports was meant for the “settlement of students’ feeding bills” and infrastructure development. According to Daily Monitor,…

‘We Have More Important Things To Attend To’: Museveni Trashes Sexual Offences & Succession Amendment Bills, Declines Signing!

President Yoweri Museveni has declined to assent to the Sexual Offences Bill, together with the Succession Amendment Bill passed by the Tenth Parliament earlier this year. The Sexual Offences Bill which was presented before parliament by former Kumi Woman MP Monica Amoding provides for the criminalization of a range of sexual offences such as indecent…

Busted: How Over Shs 90M Emyooga Funds Were Allocated to Wrong Beneficiaries

SERERE: At least Uganda shillings 90 Million meant for Emyooga Program in Serere District has gone to the Hands of the wrong beneficiaries. President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in August 2019 launched Emyooga Program, a poverty eradication programme meant to transform 68% of Ugandan homesteads from subsistence farming to market-oriented production. The Finance Ministry initially allocated UGX…

Museveni Directs UNRA to Award Road Construction Projects to Four Chinese Firms Without Undergoing Competitive Bidding

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has directed Uganda National Road Authority (UNRA) Executive Director Allen Kagina to hand road construction projects to various Chinese firms without undergoing competitive bidding. As per the law, any company that wants to render services to the public under government docket must undergo bidding and the winner is given a contract.…

Judiciary Gets Shs1.2bn to Handle Only 155 Petitions Arising From 2021 General Elections

The Judiciary has revealed that, it has received Shs1.2 billion to handle 155 petitions arising from January 14, 2021, general elections. The revelation was made by the Jameson Karemani, the spokesperson to Judiciary. The hearings for the Parliamentary Elections will kick-off on August 16 petitions in the different high Court circuits across the country. “We…

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