Police and Military police have cordoned Ibrahim Ssemuju Nganda’s home this Morning

Police and Military police today morning have cordoned off the home of Kira municipality member of parliament Ibrahim Ssemuju Nganda.

This comes ahead of the planned consultative rally by the legislator in his constituency this evening at Bweyogerere expected to attract different opposition members. Speaking to Capital radio Ssemujju who is still in hiding in his house says he had written to police earlier but the officer’s who stormed his home told him he notified them late.

Ssemujju who escaped arrest by security personnel who used police patrol to jump into his compound to arrest him, but managed to escape vows to go on with his consultative rally at Bweyogerere this evening come rain come shine.

According to sources from police, the venue where Hon Ssemujju want to hold his rally, is the same venue Cape Verde national team used for training ahead of tomorrow’s match with Uganda Cranes. Luke Owoyesigyire the Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson says police advised the legislator to change the venue of the rally because some activities are going on in the area.

Owoyesigyire adds that police administration didn’t give him go a. head to continue with his planned rally, but they are still waiting to write and inform them about the new venue he chooses for today’s rally.

Hon Ssemujju adds that they stormed his home this morning because I have a public rally today.’I notified them on Monday, they received a letter on 12th November 2018 and signed it, but they are saying they received it on 15th Thursday which is not true, Ssemujju wondered.

He adds that he showed them a copy signed by a director in charge of operations AIGP Asuman Mugyenyi, they refused and go on with their plans of arresting me until they used their patrol car to jump into my compound with intention of arresting me, but I escaped and hiding inside my house says Ssemujju.

He, however, adds that under public order management bill, he is required to notify police where is the rally not to Grant him permission.

In August this year police have surrounded the homes of opposition politicians and lawyers these are former FDC president Dr. Kizza Besigye, Allan Ssewanyana, Lord mayor Elias Lukwago, Ingrid Tirinawe, after police received information that they plan to invite people to riot over a court hearing for detained opposition lawmakers Hon Robert Kyagulanyi and 4 other politicians arrested over Arua by-election.

Kadaga Honored for defeating LGBTQI agenda in Uganda

By Edwin Muhumuza

Parliament has moved a motion to commend the speaker Rebecca Kadaga towards her stance against homosexuality on the global scene. This upon her accomplishments alongside a contingent of Ugandan legislators during the 139th Inter Parliamentary Union( IPU),which took place in Geneva, under the theme ,’strengthening the global regime for migrants and refugees,-the need for evidence-based policy solutions.’

Representatives from the pro-gay nations moved an amendment to the IPU rules to have the debate on the rights of homosexuals even after objections from mainly Muslim and African members.

Courtesy Photo: During the 139th Inter Parliamentary Union( IPU),which took place in Geneva
Courtesy Photo: During the 139th Inter Parliamentary Union( IPU),which took place in Geneva

The proposal moved by the IPU standing committee on Democracy and Human Rights was meant to be considered during the IPU general assembly sitting but members of the committee decided to introduce amendments to rules that could make it impossible for the General Assembly to change or debate anything passed by the standing committee.

However, The committee on Democracy and Human Rights chaired by Botswana argued that the proposal had received overwhelming support in the committee and that the decision should be adopted without debate in the Assembly prompting  the IPU president, Gabriela Cuevas Barron to propose that members lobby in order to vote on a question whether the Assembly can change the work plan and agenda of the standing committees.

Ugandan legislators led by speaker of parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, rallied other legislators in different geopolitical groups to support the motion, which could allow the Assembly to amend different issues in the committee report that had already been adopted by a smaller group of pro-gay supporters.

 Protesters outside Uganda House in London demonstrate against the Ugandan anti-gay bill in 2009. © 2009 Getty Images

Protesters outside Uganda House in London demonstrate against the Ugandan anti-gay bill in 2009. © 2009 Getty Images

An excerpt of the motion seen by Capital Radio reads in part; APPRECIATING the brave performance by the Rt. Hon. Speaker in defending cultural norms and values of Africans in general and Ugandans, in particular, which norms and values shape the future direction of this great notion, and above all, aspire to uphold the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda.

NOW, THEREFORE. BE IT RESOLVED by this lOth Parliament to: Congratulate the Rt. Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga, the Speaker of Parliament of Uganda and urge her to remain firm in her persistent commitment to uphold African values. Appeal to members of IPU and the international community to respect cultural values and aspirations of each member state.

Urge all Ugandans to wholly remain firm in defense of our values and opposition to foreign sexual practices such as homosexuality. Urge Ugandan officials who engage in international business on behalf of Uganda to, at all times, promote her interests rather than those of other notions.Urge government to identify and deal firmly with Non-Governmental Organizations which serve as the main conduit for dissemination and promotion of homosexuality and other decadent practices in Uganda.

280 MPS VOTED, 9 ABSTAINED AND 4 VOTED AGAINIST SSEKANDI AS VICE PRESIDENT

By Alice Lubwama

Moments before the 2016/17 budget reading, parliament presided over by speaker Kadaga approved Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi as vice president of Uganda to serve for the second term.

The motion to approve Ssekandi was moved by Ruth Nankabirwa the newly appointed Government chief whip and seconded by Dp’s Gonzanga Sewungu and Odonga Otto for Aluur County.

A total of 280 members voted in favor of the reappointed VP, while 4 voted against and 9 abstained from the poll.

In a short speech after being approved, Ssekandi thanked members for putting their trust in him and also the President for seeing more potential in him.

Those voted against include Mwijukye Francis Buhweju county, Sewanyana Allan Makidye west, Kasibante Moses Lubaga north and Mubarak Munyagwa Sserunga.

After seconding Ssekandi for vice president MP Odonga Otto urged him to speak to the president to have a dialogue with Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye to have him released from jail. The house also approved Kasese woman MP Winne Kizza as opposition leader and Ssemujju Ibrahim as the opposition chief whip.

Parliament also constituted the appointments committee headed by speaker Kadaga  with NRM having majority members  including Arinaitwe Rwakajara , Hellen Ondoa, Makumbi Henry, Moses Balyeku , Beatrice Rwakimari among others.

Other members include Joseph Sewungu of DP, Santa Olumu from UPC , Winnie Kizza , Betty Akol and Francis Mwijukye all from FDC. Gen. Elly Tumwine will represent UPDF on the committee.


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MEMBERS OF THE 10TH PARLIAMENT OF UGANDA TAKE OATH

By Alice Lubwama

The swearing in of Members of the 10th Parliament of Uganda commenced Monday 16th in the morning and over 75 MPS have taken their oath of Allegiance before starting their duties.

The three day ceremony is being presided over by the Clerk to Parliament, Jane Kibirige and is being held at the South Wing of the main Parliament Building.

The Members of the 10th Parliament are allowed only five people to accompanied  them while the rest are waiting from the National theater parking yard

The swearing in ceremony, will end on Wednesday 18th May 2016.

On Thursday the election of speaker and deputy speaker will take place.


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