The district councillors have accused the local government minister, Gen. Kahinda Otafiire, of interfering with the district council affairs. The members on the finance committee accused Otafiire of recommending that members of the district executive get sitting allowances whenever they attend council meetings, yet it was contrary to the Local Government Act. Jaffari Bassajjabalaba, the committee chief, said they had recommended that the beneficiaries refund all the money they had been paid as allowances since they get salaries.
M7 to attend nature meet
President Yoweri Museveni will preside over a meeting between private investors and environmentalists to encourage sustainable development. Moses Mapesa, the executive director of the Uganda Wildlife Authority, yesterday told journalists that the meeting will take place at the Paraa Safari Lodge from August 23 to 26. He added that renowned business leaders from the US, the UK, South Africa and Germany would attend. Ezra Suruma, the finance minister, will be the chief guest at a breakfast that precedes the meeting, while Museveni will close the meeting.
UPC plans come back
The Uganda Peoplesâ€™ Congress (UPC) party has collected peopleâ€™s views on how it can come back to power in 2011. â€œWe have been getting peopleâ€™s views on how to rejuvenate the glory of the party. We shall study these views and come up with a strategy for regaining power,â€ said Chris Opio, the vice-chairman of the party. UPC secretary general Peter Walubiri also said they would review their constitution. He explained that they were strengthening district party structures by training members. Walubiri added that they will carry out regional meetings to popularise and implement the 2011 plan and gather more views on the proposed constitutional amendments.