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CABINET APPROVES KCCA AMENDMENT BILL 2021, NEMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

By Khasacha Mwene 

The Cabinet meeting held on Monday May 4, 2021 at State House, Entebbe, approved a raft of decisions among them the Kampala Capital City and Metropolitan Affairs (Amendment Bill, 2021) that seeks to create the remuneration for the Offices of Speaker and Deputy Speaker for the Authority and Speaker and Deputy Speaker for the Urban Division Councils.

In a press statement issued by the Minister for ICT and National Guidance, Ms. Judith Nabakooba, the Cabinet also approved the proposal for Government to takeover payment of Pension and Arrears of former employees of Uganda Posts and Telecommunications albeit in a phased manner.

Ms. Nabakooba said the meeting further approved the Interim Statutory Instrument for the Establishment and Management of the Rural Electrification Fund and the 8th Board of Directors for the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) for a period of three years as follows:

(i)     Prof. James Okot- Okumu                               (Chairperson)

(ii)    Eng. Katwiremu Yorokamu Bategana             Member

(iii)   Dr. Priscilla Nyadoi                                         Member

(iv)   Dr. Charles Ekure                                            Member

(v)    Ms. Christine Mayengo                                  Member

(vi)   Mr. Jimmy Chemonges                                   Member

(vii)  Mr. Can. Amos Lapenga                                Member

(viii) Dr. Florence Grace Adongo                           Member

The Minister also said that the Cabinet approved that NEMA working with Local Governments in the respective zones, the Ministry of Local Government would avail Public Land that is unencumbered, accessible of at least 500 acres for purposes of developing an Industrial and Business Park in each zone.

She added that the Cabinet noted the preparation for celebrations marking the swearing-in and inauguration ceremonies of the President-elect 2021 scheduled for Wednesday May 12, 2021 under the theme “Securing Your Future” and that adherence to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) would strictly be enforced.(For comments on this story, call, text or whatsapp us on 0705579994, 0779411734, 0200900416 or email us at mulengera2040@gmail.com).

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