MPs Term Extension Has Puzzled Cabinet – Lawyers

[Monitor] Mbale -The Constitutional Court yesterday heard that Cabinet is facing a dilemma harmonising the office terms of the President, Parliament and local government councils following the amendment of the Constitution.

[Monitor] Mbale -The Constitutional Court yesterday heard that Cabinet is facing a dilemma harmonising the office terms of the President, Parliament and local government councils following the amendment of the Constitution.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Age Limit Case – Lawyer Mabirizi Makes Comeback

[Monitor] Kampala -Lawyer Male Mabirizi may have had a false start to the hearing of the age limit case by making wild claims against one of the judges, but he made a stunning comeback on Tuesday with a thrilling submission to the Constitutional Court …

[Monitor] Kampala -Lawyer Male Mabirizi may have had a false start to the hearing of the age limit case by making wild claims against one of the judges, but he made a stunning comeback on Tuesday with a thrilling submission to the Constitutional Court sitting in Mbale that left the justices spellbound.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Nkombo, Kambwili Join Impeachment Court Action

The opposition UPND and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have shown that they will not give up easily on the impeachment motion by applying to join the case in which Robert Chabinga and Henry Mulenga and have halted the motion … Continued

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The opposition UPND and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have shown that they will not give up easily on the impeachment motion by applying to join the case in which Robert Chabinga and Henry Mulenga and have halted the motion through a court action. UPND and NDC through Mazabuka Central Member of Parliament and his Roan counterpart have applied to join the matter in which the PF aligned petitioners were pushing for a consent judgment to quash the motion that has been filed in parliament. The motion has stirred political commotion since it was filed in parliament but could not be debated as the housed adjourned prior to the movers being accorded a chance to table the motion. Nkombo is the mover of the motion while Kambwili seconded the move. The PF aligned duo of Mulenga and Chabinga are of the view that the Speaker should not have accepted the motion as it was unreasonable. Among the legal representatives for the petitioners are Lewis Mosho and Hobdya Kabwe. Judge Bobo Banda granted Chabinga and Mulenga an ex parte order for leave to apply for judicial review granted on 4th April, 2018. The application for leave was to operate as a stay of the decision of the Speaker of the National Assembly to table the Notice of Motion to impeach the President pending the full determination of the matter or until any further direction by the court. The post Nkombo, Kambwili Join Impeachment Court Action appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Investors to Fund Oil Refinery Venture

[Monitor] Kampala -The Albertine Graben Refinery Consortium (AGRC), the venture of American and Italian firms that were on Tuesday commissioned to design, finance, construct and maintain the proposed oil refinery in Hoima District, will pick the Shs14….

[Monitor] Kampala -The Albertine Graben Refinery Consortium (AGRC), the venture of American and Italian firms that were on Tuesday commissioned to design, finance, construct and maintain the proposed oil refinery in Hoima District, will pick the Shs14.6 trillion ($4b) capital expenditure, including government's share for the project, which will be recouped once it starts making profits.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

President Sympathizes With Algerian Plane Crash Victims

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, on Wednesday expressed his solidarity with the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria and its people following the tragic accident near the Boufarik air base, by an Algerian airplane.

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, on Wednesday expressed his solidarity with the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria and its people following the tragic accident near the Boufarik air base, by an Algerian airplane.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

Uganda’s 800m Trio to Hit the Track Today

[Monitor] Gold Coast -2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games medalist Winnie Nanyondo will lead Uganda’s three female 800m runners when their heats take place tonight at Carrara stadium.

[Monitor] Gold Coast -2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games medalist Winnie Nanyondo will lead Uganda's three female 800m runners when their heats take place tonight at Carrara stadium.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Labour Officers Are Not Corrupt – Minister

Labour minister Joyce Simukoko says his officers were not corrupt as alleged in compaliants reaching his office. Simukoko said such unsubstantiated claims of corruption about labours officers were discouraging them from doing their job properly. She said in view of … Continued

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Labour minister Joyce Simukoko says his officers were not corrupt as alleged in compaliants reaching his office. Simukoko said such unsubstantiated claims of corruption about labours officers were discouraging them from doing their job properly. She said in view of the allegations of corruption of it’s officers, the Ministry has now constituted a committee in every district that will include the District Commissioner, Labour Commissioner, NAPSA, Mine Unions among others to conduct spot check inspections. “We have constituted labour committees hopefully with this we will hear less accusations on our officers because it is also a sin accusing someone of being bribed without any evidence. “So with this I don’t think there will be any company that will bribe the whole committee as being alleged unless that one is a biggest briber,” Simukoko said. She added that the labour offices were understaffed due to inadequate funding hence the need to allow officers execute their duties without any accusations that end up demotivating them. Simukoko has proposed to the Mine Unions to consider merging as one unit for more strength during negotiations. Speaking when she met Mine Unions, Simukoko – an ex-fierce trade unionist – said much as it was their right to work separately it was important that they consider working together. The post Labour Officers Are Not Corrupt – Minister appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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