Category «News»

Shadow ministers condemn sacking

Members of parliament from the shadow cabinet have condemned the suspension of some of the shadow cabinet members by the leader of opposition in parliament. Yesterday Hon. Nandala Mafabi announced the suspension of DP and UPC shadow ministers over EALA representation. This was after Mafabi failed to rally support from the two parties to block the election process. The sacked shadow ministers include UPC’s Betty Amongi, Fr. Jacinta Ogwal, and Benson Obua. From the DP, Mathius Mpuuga, Medard Sseggona, Betty Nambooze, Lulume Bayiga and Ssebuliba Mutumba were affected by the decision. However, speaking to Kfm, one of the affected Mps who has been serving as the shadow health minister Dr Bayiga Lulume regretted the decision saying it was emotional rather …

Ishaka Nominations kick off

Nomination of candidates vying for the Bushenyi- Ishaka parliamentary seat kicks off today with a call on candidates to follow the set guidelines. The two day exercise has attracted 6 candidates including two party flag bearers and four independents Speaking to kfm the Bushenyi returning officer Mulimira Barbra says five of the 6 candidates have so far booked their nomination time. She identifies them as FDC’s Odota Tayebwa , NRM’s Basajjabalaba Nasser and Robert Bwarare an independent expected at 10am, 11 am and 2 PM respectively today. She says the other independents who have booked for tomorrow Thursday include Robert Mujuni and Ismail Kikulwe . The Bushenyi Ishaka parliamentary seat fell vacant after court nullified the election of Nasser Bassaja …

DPP Speaks out on Caesar Acellam

The Director of Public Prosecutions Richard Butera says former LRA Commander Major General Caesar Acellam may not qualify for amnesty, if he is found to have been a senior officer. Acellam was captured in combat on the 13th of May along the banks of river Mbou in the Central African Republic. Several activists have urged government to grant him amnesty but the DPP says senior rebel commanders do not qualify for amnesty. Butera says if evidence collected indicates that Acellam was involved in gross human rights violation, he will not be pardoned due to his seniority in command and control. Buteera says investigations are still on going, adding that the decision on whether or not to prosecute him will depend …

Mukwano Factory Closed

Kampala Capital City Authority as closed down Mukwano industries over pollution.  The factory has been closed by a team of KCCA law enforcement officers led by the Chief Health Inspectors Dr. John Lule. Dr. Lule has told KFM that this followed earlier warnings about the same that yielded no results.  He says they wrote to Mukwano management in March and April and gave an 8 and 28 day ultimatum which were both ignored, prompting such drastic action. Dr. Lule says that the factory emits dangerous gasses into atmosphere on top of releasing effluent into water channels that serve the residents of the surrounding areas.  He now says that the factory will not be opened until clear measures are taken to …

Uganda celebrates culture

Uganda today marks the world cultural day with a call for creation of more employment opportunities. The day is being commemorated under the theme; ‘Cultural industries a source of job creation and employment’. The national celebrations are to be held at the national theater in Kampala with an exhibition of the different cultural items, film shows and an oldies music gala that will feature artists from the 60s. This year, the government is urging young people to exploit the cultural industry as an alternative means of employment. The minister of state for gender and cultural affairs Rukia Nakadama says that Uganda’s un employment rate especially among the youth is still an acceptably high. She appeals to the youth to be …