Opposition MPs return
KAMPALA - Opposition MPs, who walked out of the budget reading last week, have been asked to return to Parliament today.
KAMPALA - Opposition MPs, who walked out of the budget reading last week, have been asked to return to Parliament today. â€œI appeal to opposition members that we come back to the House tomorrow and continue with our noble duties,â€ their chief whip, Kassiano Wadri, said yesterday. Parliament opens today for the third session after a month of recess. The opposition MPs, led by Prof. Ogenga Latigo, stormed out of Parliament on Thursday shortly before finance minister Ezra Suruma read the budget, protesting the manner in which the Police had arrested their colleagues. This was after Speaker Edward Ssekandi blocked Latigo from raising concerns on the arrests.
Otafiire blasts KCC
KAMPALA - Kampala City Council officials are negligent, the local government minister, Kahinda Otafiire, has said. He advised civil servants to resign if they could not deliver services effectively. â€œWhen civil servants apply for jobs, they show interest, but after getting them, they donâ€™t want to work. If you canâ€™t work, leave the job for others,â€ Otafiire said during the reading of the KCC budget on Friday. â€œYou look at a pothole coming up and ignore it until it is very expensive to repair. Better pull up,â€ Otafiire added. KCC projected to collect sh79b in the next financial year.
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