By Alice Lubwama
The opposition side in parliament has finally agreed that Bugweri county MP Abdu Katuntu continue chairing the parliamentary committee of commissions statutory authorities and state enterprises till 15th of February when the committee will be done with the investigations into the closure of the seven commercial banks by the central bank.
The decision was made following a closed meeting between speaker kadaga and the leader of opposition in parliament Betty Aol Ochan over the matter.
Ever since kadaga announced that Katuntu would continue chairing the committee until the central bank probe is concluded, there has been a lot of bickering between the members of opposition them selves and exchanges between Kadaga and Aol.
The main opposition party in parliament FDC had made changes in the leadership of this committee, dropping katuntu as chairperson replacing him with Kawempe south MP Mubarak Munyagwa.
In December last year, speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga told parliament that she had requested the Leader of opposition in parliament to allow for the extension of Katuntu leadership for him to conclude the investigations because it had reached a critical stage where the changes would jeopardize them but the request was turned down by the leader of opposition.
Shortly after the meeting the Leader of Opposition Betty Aol Ochan said that the decision was made in order not to water down the investigations that have been made by the opposition
By Deo Wasswa
The Executive director of Anti – Corruption coalition Uganda, Cissy Kagaba says president Museveni should not base on rumors that there certain NGOs that fund oppositions to fight government but rather do investigations and get facts.
Speaking to capital radio, Kagaba has noted that this is not the first time for president to say such a statement but he never names any of those organizations which indicates that he has no facts on the matter.
While addressing the nation over the weekend, Museveni said that there some local organizations that are funding activities of apposition members with an aim of removing the government in power
By Robert Segawa
The opposition Democratic party have expressed dismay over electoral commission’s move to halt all civil servants from participating in the forth coming local council election which they say, doesn’t only violates the laws of the country but also a sign of injustice.
While addressing the media at the party headquarters in Kampala, Nobert Mao the party president says that though the councils are important in national peace and security development but no to involve in civil servants who are to campaign on taxes of the nationals.
Mao has called upon all party members to get involved in the elections to over come what he called corrupt and fraudulent NRM cadres who have held these positions for almost 2 decades.
He says local council one letters are important in day to day daily activities , he asked Ugandans not to elect leaders who beat up their wives and those who cannot look after their families.
By Robert Segawa
Opposition Forum for Democratic Change says president Museveni should institute a commission of inquiry to investigate former Inspector General of police Gen Kale Kayihura for the last 13 years he has been at the helm of police management.
Ibrahim Semujju Nganda, the FDC spokesperson while addressing the media at party headquarters said the commission should be headed by a competent judge in order to probe crimes committed by Gen Kayihura during his tenure. Semujju noted that many people have been tortured, killed and others were wrongly detained thus need to be given a chance to explain themselves and pin him.
He added that Kayihura has been handling police office as a ruling party NRM cadre and commissioned arrest and torture and arrest of opposition members .
The party now wants Kayihura to be charged with all cases he committed while in office including intimidation, arbitrary arrests of opposition members during their peaceful demonstrations. Ssemujju also wants all the victims to be compensated by government over the sins of Gen Kayihura.
By Patricia Osman
Dr Kizza Besigye the FDC former presidential candidate has been flown in back to Kampala today from Moroto District where he was incarcerated since last week.
According to the prisons spokesperson Fred Baine Mayanja the transfer follows a formal request from Besigye’s doctors. Baine says Besigye’s Doctor wrote to the Commissioner General of prisons that his patient be brought closer to him for easy and closer management.
However there are contradicting reports that Besigye transfer was only prompted following a protest by angry locals demanding for the release of the FDC strongman and former party presidential flag bearer.
This morning police reportedly fired teargas and live ammunition at the hundreds of angry protesters in Moroto. Besigye was remanded by the Moroto Chief Magistrates Court on Friday last week after being charged with treason, following the appearance of a video footage of him being sworn in as President elect.
Besigye was airlifted to Moroto following his arrest on Wednesday after he beat police security and turned up in Kampala a day before the official swearing in of President Yoweri Museveni.
On the Capital Gang this Saturday,
We shall be hosting Dr Kiiza Besigye. After a hectic campaign he won the vote to become Forum for Democratic party presidential flag bearer. He will probably win the head of The Democratic Alliance position as well. So what is next? Will he boycott elections if electoral reforms are not made? How does he handle those who opposed his position?
What is his response to Amanya Mushega’s open letter to him?
What is his opinion on the JPAM factor? Isn’t Amama stealing all the opposition supporters?
Listen to 91.3 Capital FM or stream live on capitalradio.co.ug on Saturday 12th.
Police has fired tear gas to disperse supporters of former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi who had gathered crowds for his consultation meeting in Jinja.
Edgar Nyabwongo the Regional police commander Jinja district says police received a letter from Jinja Town Clerk David Kyasanku informing them that Jinja municipal council will use Kakindu play ground for their activities which Mbabazi had wanted to use for his consultation.
He notes that Mbabazi was suppose to address the meeting at Triangle hotel and not in open air. Kakindu play ground and Kazimingi ground remain sealed off and heavily guarded by police.