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Legislature sector review: Kadaga outlines areas for improvement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is need for parliamentary committees to increase and improve citizen engagement on business being handled, the speaker of parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has observed. She disclosed this while opening the third annual Legislature sector review at Hotel Africana, noting that weak citizen engagement is one …

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Boys under prioritized as world focuses on girl child-Experts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As interventions worldwide are focusing more on needs and promotion of the girl child, experts are calling for policy and other interventions into proper nurturing of boys as they worry that affirmative action for girls is instead hurting boys as they largely remain neglected. Henry …

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Gov’t losing Billions in procurement delays – Kasaija

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija has lashed out at government entities, saying their culture of slow procurement processes means the country is losing billions of shillings. Kasaija, who spoke at the 2019 public procurement sector performance review conference in Kampala on Thursday, said at …

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FOWODE wins award for championing gender and equity budgeting

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) has been recognized for their pioneering role in advocating for Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) in Uganda. FOWODE were Wednesday night announced winner of a prestigious award by the Equal Opportunities Commission in the category of Civil Society Organisations. They were recognized for …

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Gulu University students to protest Makerere tuition fees hike

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of students of Gulu University are set to stage a peaceful demonstration Friday in solidarity with their Makerere University counterparts against the 15% cumulative tuition increment. In July 2018, Makerere University Council approved endorsed a 15 percent increment on tuition and functional …

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UCC asks broadcasters to air Police counter phone numbers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has directed all broadcasters to air a list of station counter phone numbers for the entire country that Uganda Police has released. “In a bid to fight crime across Uganda, the Uganda Police has established Counter Phone Numbers at …

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Twitter to ban political ads worldwide on its platform

Washington, United States | AFP | Twitter will stop accepting political advertising globally on its platform, the company said, responding to growing concerns over misinformation from politicians on social media. Chief executive Jack Dorsey tweeted that while internet advertising “is incredibly powerful and very effective for commercial advertisers, that power brings …

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Buvuma district struggling to provide safe water to residents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buvuma district is still struggling with providing clean water sources to residents due to challenges of transporting the necessary equipment and materials to set up the water points. With 52 scattered islands on the Northern part of Lake Victoria, Buvuma district is home to …

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