HOIMA â€” Most of the NRM bigwigs in the district, including the second deputy premier, Henry Muganwa Kajura, sailed through unopposed in the NRM party elections on Saturday. Kajura, the Bugahya MP, was elected in absentia as chairman for Kiryangobe. All the five NRM executive members for Kiryangobe parish were elected unopposed in five minutes. Hoima LC5 chief George Tinkamanyire Bagonza was elected unopposed as the chairman for Kihukya parish. Stephen Byakutaaga, the brother of former army paymaster Capt. Dan Byakutaaga, was also elected unopposed in Butebere parish.
RUKUNGIRI â€” Health minister Maj. Gen Jim Muhwezi has been elected again unopposed as NRM parish committee chief in the national election on Saturday. The elections started at midday at Bucence COU Kigaga parish, Nyakagyeme.
MBARARA â€” Kashari county MP Maj. John Kazoora has been elected FDCâ€™s district secretary for finance. Grace Bagyenyi, the information secretary, said Mary Frances Kabateraine, the former chairperson of Reform Agenda, was elected chairperson.
KASESE â€” National Political Commissar Dr. Crispus Kiyonga was on Saturday elected chairman of Bunyiswa parish, Bwera sub-county in Bukonzo West. His personal assistant, Caleb Mukirane, yesterday said Kiyonga would represent the interests of the people of Bunyiswa.
SPAIN â€” UN chief Kofi Annan has praised the International Criminal court for issuing arrest warrants for LRA chiefs. â€œThe warrants should send a powerful signal around the world that those responsible for such crimes will be held accountable,â€ he said in a statement. He said most people associated with the LRA were abducted and needed help.
THE UPDF has demanded for three guns that the Police recovered from Karimojong warriors killed during a cattle raid in Kapchorwa district.
Resident district commissioner Joseph Arwata said the UPDF 3rd Division had expressed concern that the special Police constables who recovered the guns had failed to declare them to military authorities.
THE Uganda Peopleâ€™s Congress (UPC) Ntungamo branch has mourned Dr. Apollo Milton Obote who died in Johannesburg Hospital in South Africa on Monday.
With the party flag flying at half-mast, the chairman, Asanasio Keisho Ruzibiza, said on Tuesday that Obote would be remembered forever for being the founder of the Republic of Uganda.
SOROTI resident district commissioner (RDC), also the chief coordinator of Arrow Group, Musa Ecweru, on Friday graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Democracy and Development Studies at Uganda Martyrs University.
THE Electoral Commission (EC) chairman, Dr. Badru Kiggun-du, has accused officers in the update of the national votersâ€™ register of not being at their stations.
Kiggundu said officers were supposed to be at their stations between 8:00am and 5:00pm everyday including weekends and public holidays.
FORUM for Integrity in Leadership has criticised the governmentâ€™s decision to accord a state funeral to the late president Milton Obote.
the chairman, Emmanuel Tumusiime, told journalists on Friday at Carol House in Wandegaya that the Government was wasting resources.
THE mayor of Gulu municipality, Alex Okot Ojera, has appealed to the Electoral Commission to intensify civic education to the LRA war victims who are living in camps about the 2006 elections.
He said most people did not understand the concept of multiparty politics.
PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni on Friday met the Somali minister for foreign affairs, Abdullahi Sheikh Ismail, at State House, Nakasero.
A statement from State House yesterday said the two discussed issues pertaining to the political transformation in Somalia.