Ugandan Speaker Jacob Oulanya dies in USA

The Speaker of Parliament of Uganda, Jacob L'okori Oulanyah is dead. Oulanyah passed away in a hospital in Seattle, USA where he has been battling an unidentified illness.

His death was announced by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Sunday at 1:07 pm through his official Twitter handle.

Forum for Women in Democracy launches new women’s centre

The Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) has launched the building of the Imara Women’s Centre at their site in Kasangati. FOWODE is a national women’s rights organization that grew out of the women’s caucus of the 1994-1995 Constituent Assembly that passed the 1995 Constitution.

Parliament passes mining and minerals Bill, 2021

Uganda’s parliament has passed the mining and mineral bill, 2021 which will lead to the establishment of the Uganda National Mining Company to manage the government’s commercial holding and participating interests in mineral agreements.

The bill that was passed on February 17, 2022, to a section of legislators, is a beacon of hope for the mining sector and the host communities for these minerals.

The Bill mandates the National Mining Company to hold up to 15 per cent free equity in all large and medium mining ventures.