KAMPALA â€” Cabinet has approved the Refugee Bill 2003, which among others, seeks to encourage refugees to survive without external aid. The Bill, which will repeal the Control of Alien Refugee Act, will consolidate and harmonise Ugandaâ€™s law on refugees with the international standards.
KAMPALA â€” The Vice-President, Prof. Gilbert Bukenya, has said political parties are disorganised and need training if they are to contribute to development. This was in a speech read by Prof. Epelu Opio, the deputy vice-chancellor of Makerere University, at a regional workshop on Monday.
KAMPALA â€” Uganda loses over sh179b annually to fish smuggling to neighbouring countries, Parliament heard yesterday. Members of the sessional committee on fisheries heard that the problem was compounded by under-funding to the department that did monitoring and surveillance on Lake Victoria.
KAMPALA â€” Members of the Parliamentary Commission, faced with mounting criticism over the MPs Pension Scheme Bill, yesterday asked that the press be barred from a meeting. Major John Kazoora and Margaret Zziwa were appearing before the committee on legal and parliamentary affairs presided over by Dora Byamukama.
KAMPALA â€” Two MPs have threatened to petition court to close the Movement secretariat. Winnie Byanyima and Issa Kikungwe told a press conference at parliament yesterday that the Movement was violating the rule of law since the directorsâ€™ term of office expired on July 11.
KAMPALA â€” The General Court Martial has freed a policeman who has been facing charges of murder and aggravated robbery. The court declared Jackson Tusiime of Bujenje a freeman after the State informed court that it had lost interest in prosecuting him.