Author: Akube Olivia

The Food Systems Resilience Program of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) this morning kick started a regional experts meeting in Entebbe, Uganda bringing together key subject matter specialists and organizations specializing in livestock issues in the region to identify and prioritize key areas of interventions in food systems resilience as related to livestock with end goal of coming up with an action plan to harmonize and implement prioritized policy and technical matters in relation to livestock production systems resilience in cross border areas within the IGAD region. Other objectives of the meeting are to; identify major stakeholders and understanding…

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The students of St. Maria Goretti Senior Secondary School, Katende have been mentored in leadership skills and values to become effective future leaders. The mentorship is under the iLead Programme, a three-year peer-led leadership programme, which targets high school students to equip them with leadership skills and values. The programme nurtures the young generation into competent and selfless leadership, which is crucial if they have to become good leaders in the future. The Franklyn Institute runs with the mantra that leadership begins with self. The Franklyn Institute launched the iLead programme with the presence of representatives from 13 secondary schools…

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The meeting of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) regional whips has kicked off in Mbale City, eastern Uganda. The gathering brings together regional Whips from the Parliament of Uganda, area NRM MPs, local council and other regional leaders from Eastern Uganda. The meeting is being facilitated by the Director in the Office of the Government Business in Parliament, Ranny Ismail. Inline with one of the outputs of the office of government chief whip, the workshop is organized to improve efficiency and effective delivery of government programs. The workshop main objectives include monitoring government programs in the region and asses challenges…

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The Ministers of Education from the eight Intergovernmental Authority on Development countries have adopted the qualifications framework to standardize education in the region. The framework is focused on an inclusive, and quality education for the refugees, returnees, internally displaced persons and host communities. The Ministers and representatives from IGAD Member States convened in Entebbe, Uganda on Thursday for the conference under the theme “Towards Quality and Inclusive Education for All ”. The IGAD’s Executive Secretary H.E Workneh Gebeyehu, in his address delivered by Mme Fathia Alwan, the IGAD Director for Health and Social Development said education is a fundamental right…

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The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Anita Annet Among, praised the State Minister of Industry, Hon. David Bahati, on Wednesday, commending him for his active role as an Executive member who consistently participates in Parliament and engages in fieldwork to promote industrialization and address general trade issues. Responding to an online article alleging that she had rebuked Minister Bahati as an incompetent minister for failing to resolve the standoff with traders, the Speaker denounced it as false and malicious. “The article is false, untrue, and malicious. Hon David Bahati is one minister who is permanently here, a very active minister.…

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Members of Parliament on the Finance Committee on Wednesday praised the Uganda Investment Authority for the excellent performance and making Uganda number one investment destination in the region. The Finance Committee Chairman, Hon. Amos Kakunda, his Deputy Hon. Jane Pacutho Avur and the members of the committee on Wednesday met the Minister of Investment and Privatization Hon. Evelyn Anite and UIA officials led by the Director General, Robert Mukiza. The Committee noted that the UIA is on course in the execution of its mandate to promote, attract and retain value-adding domestic and foreign direct investments through robust marketing and investor-centric…

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IN SUMMARY: President Museveni in June 2021 ordered the URA to release Bobi’s bulletproof car without the latter paying the legally mandated Shs337m, hence gifting him the staggering amount at the expense of the taxpayers. A number of NUP leaders are now questioning the legality and morality between Mpuuga’s Shs500m award from Parliament and Bobi’s Shs327m tax gift from Museveni. When the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) held Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi’s bulletproof car, UBJ 667F, in April 2021 and demanded him to pay the constitutionally mandated tax of Shs337m, many people thought it was a political since he was number two…

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