Court confirms NRM’s “Panadol” as Iganga Municipality MP

KAMPALA The Court of Appeal in Kampala has confirmed NRM’s Peter Mugema also known as Panadol as the duly elected Member of Parliament for Iganga Municipality constituency. In the 2016 general elections, Mugema was declared winner prompting the FDC candidate to petition against the election in the Jinja High Court which later overturned the results and declared Abed Nasser Mudyobole the duly elected MP for Iganga Municipality. Mugema would later appeal against the lower court’s decision. On Thursday, the Court of Appeal panel of three judges including the former Deputy…

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NEWS Namuganza Scoffs at Busoga MPs

Lands Minister, Persis Namuganza has treated with contempt a plan by Busoga Parliamentary Caucus to stop her from entering Busoga region. Sitting in the Government chief whip’s Boardroom at Parliament on Friday, legislators from Busoga resolved to eject Namuganza the Member of Parliament for Bukono County from their caucus as well as block her from going to Busoga. The decision by legislators came after summoning her to appear before the committee to respond to allegations levied against her, which include among others threatening to kill Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga,…

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Case Against Museveni Mock Funeral Youths Adjourned

Court in Mbarara has today afternoon adjourned the hearing of the case against three youth activists who staged a mock funeral of President Yoweri Museveni. The three are Abert Nangumya,aged 20, a student at Bishop Stuart University, Rodgers Asiimwe, aged ,26 and Maxi Muhumuza, a spokesperson of Ankole Kingdom. They were found in possession of a coffin with an inscription, “Rest in Peace Museveni”, and a portrait of President Museveni. In the same coffin, were names of Justice Minister Kahinda Otafiire and those of several Members of Parliament. The protestors…

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Rukiga MP faults opposition for sabotaging gov’t projects

The Rukiga County Member of Parliament, Hon. Herbert Kabafunzaki has blamed opposition political party leaders for criticizing government programs that are intended to develop Ugandans. Speaking during the launch of examination strategy for primary seven candidates in Rukiga district, a function that was held at Rwamucucu Sub County headquarters, yesterday, Kabafunzaki expressed concern on how leaders of the opposition political parties have continued to criticize government programs like operation wealth creation, Universal Primary and Secondary Education, as non developmental. Hon Kabafunzaki also said that without cooperation among all Ugandans, development…

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S.Africa State of Nation address amid turmoil

South Africa on Tuesday postponed its State of the Nation address, the keynote political event of the year, as the ruling ANC party grappled over a battle to unseat President Jacob Zuma. Zuma, in power since 2009, is fighting for his survival and faces the imminent risk of being ousted from office by his own party after multiple graft scandals. The African National Congress, which has ruled since Nelson Mandela won the post-apartheid 1994 election, is divided over whether Zuma should be “recalled” from his position. As president, Zuma had…

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Muntu to quit FDC?

The former Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party President, Gen. Mugisha Muntu, says he will decide whether or not to quit the party after his nationwide consultations. He disclosed this while meeting FDC party members in Fort Portal town on Tuesday 16 during day two of his consultations. Muntu said he will discuss the findings of the consultations with the party leadership once he is done, adding that he hopes the leadership will listen to the views, which he thinks can drive the party and country forward. On Monday, the FDC…

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NRM caucus still bitter with Rebel MPs

The National Resistance Movement (NRM) parliamentary caucus is yet to seek explanation from its members that voted against a Bill that removed age limits from the constitution. The Caucus held a closed door meeting at parliament yesterday, in effort to find consensus on what action should be taken against the 28 party members who voted against the Bill. The legislators were also expected to chart the next course of action now that the Constitutional Amendment Act 2017 is being challenged at the Constitutional Court. The meeting chaired by Party Chief…

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Besigye assault case stalls

The case in which former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye is accused of assaulting a police officer and inciting violence has been adjourned to March 6 because the presiding magistrate is on annual leave. Dr Besigye and his co-accused, Forum for Democratic Change party president, Mr  Patrick Amuriat, Fred Kato (Besigye’s driver),  Kawempe South MP, Mubaraka Munyagwa and FDC secretary for mobilization, Ms Ingrid Turinawe on Tuesday morning arrived at Mbarara High court where the case was supposed to be heard only to be told that court would not hear…

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