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Management of local government revenue

   Parliament right to reverse directive requiring local governments to remit all local revenues to Consolidated Fund COMMENT | WALTER AKENA | On Wednesday September 08, 2021, Parliament adopted a motion to urge government to reverse the directive requiring local governments to remit all local revenues to the Consolidated Fund. …

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Annulment of the Anti-pornography law

Women’s Rights Movement of Uganda lauds it as a signal of hope for gender equality, warns of battles ahead COMMENT | PRIMAH KWAGALA | When the five-judge panel at the Constitutional court annulled the retrogressive Anti-Pornography Act, 2014 last month, the celebrations from the women’s movement and those members of …

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Uganda’s emergency care needs life support

Uganda aims to create its first national emergency medical system. For now, the injured linger until help arrives — and hope it arrives in time. Global Press Journal | PATRICIA LINDRIO Senior Reporter | Around 1:40 a.m. on April 6, Richard Kabunga was walking home from a friend’s housewarming party when …

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How patients are harmed in hospitals

It starts when the safety of health workers is not a priority Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | The Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) says to ensure patient safety; priority should be placed on safety of health workers. Moses Mulumba, the executive director of CEHURD, says the …

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ADB boosts electricity connections with US$100million fund

Approximately 87,500 no-pole customers to be connected to the electricity grid Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda government has secured $100milion funding from the African Development Bank to switch-on some of the long-pending new electricity connection applicants under the Umeme electricity distribution footprint. Commissioned in Waibuga Sub County in …

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Archbishop Jonah Lwanga dies at 76

He spoke up on democracy, constitutionalism, and human rights Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Since the death on Sept.05 of Archbishop Jonah Lwanga in Athens, Greece, the spiritual leader of more than 500,000 Ugandans who are Greek Orthodox Christian, tributes have been pouring in. “It is really sad and …

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