in Uganda, Public Relations Association of Uganda (PRAU), politicians, human rights activists,and members of the civil society condemned the media siege. The most famous hash tag was‘#mediasierge’. Uganda police ignored a court order instructing them to vacate monitor premises. Police found this to be highly irregular. On May 30, 2013, Media houses were allowedto resume operations. Daily monitor’s reopening following 11 days of police siege was allegedlyafter negotiations with government according to agovernment statement. This introduced adebate on future compromised editorial policy of the Daily Monitor. Monitor publications hassince responded to the issue in Public notices
reassuring the public about their editorial policy of publishing all news as long as it is in publicinterest.
IGGopened fresh investigations at NSSF
The Inspector General of Government started wide ranging investigations into National SocialSecurity Fund over allegations of fraud and corruption by a whistle blower. Some allegationsrelate to alleged irregular Umeme Shares purchase, disposal of Land at Namirembe, joint venturewith SBI for planned housing estate at Lubowa among other concerns. This is a heavy blow tothe fund manager at a time when it has embarked on a rigorous re-branding exercise. NSSF is notnew to funds mismanagement scandals. Scandals at NSSF have in the past resulted into sackingand prosecution of former top leaders. NSSF has since embraced good PR tools to set the recordstraight by responding to the allegations. Employees are yet to witness the renewed promise bythe new NSSF.
Expelled NRM MPs VS NRM
The Speaker of parliament Speaker Rebecca Kadaga ruled that the four expelled NRM rebel MPscannot lose their seats. NRM Secretary General, Mr Amama Mbabazi had demanded the speaker to declare the MPs’ seats vacant after their expulsion from NRM.NRM has since registeredaspirants for the posts in case they fell vacant. The matter of rebel Mps has since gone to court.This has yielded to
follows a case in court relating to the expelled MPs.
Alleged forgery of the final KCCA petition recommendation report.
The report was presented to Parliament with ten out of 17 members on the committee signing it.The report followed a petition on alleged mismanagement of KCCA to parliament through Hon.Betty Namboze Bakireke (DP, Mukono Municipality). The report recommends that PresidentYoweri Museveni takes over the executive functions of KCCA for six months. Members on theCommittee of Public Service and Local Government raised doubts over its authenticity. Thecommittee Chairperson and her deputy are said to have locked out the Clerk out of the