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Acholi MPs propose Govt takeover of traditional schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament from the Acholi sub-region have proposed that the government either take control of all grant-aided schools or implement stringent regulations as a crucial step in restructuring the education system. The proposals were delivered during a meeting at Nakawa, with the Education …

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‘Education officials should not operate private schools’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Members of Parliament from the Acholi sub-region are proposing a policy that would prevent any Ministry of Education official, regardless of their position, from actively participating in the management of an educational institution while still serving in the civil service. The MPs observed that …

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NRM’s Mary Akol wins Bukedea LCV race

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mary Akol, the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party candidate has emerged as the winner of the Bukedea LCV Chairperson race. Akol secured victory with 79,692 votes, amidst a race that was marred by incidents of intimidation and violence. The NRM-leaning candidate, Lokwiisk Tychicus Ebukalim …

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Kadaga Institute to lose name, autonomy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kilak North Member of Parliament Anthony Akol has been granted leave to present a private members bill that will reverse the autonomy of the Institute of Parliamentary Studies, recently named after the former Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga. The institute will now revert to …

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Behind URA’s Shs700bn shortfall

Taxman to capitalize on new revenue collection initiatives to achieve better results going ahead Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Doris Akol, the Commissioner General at the Uganda Revenue Authority and her team have recently been in the news over failure to hit the revenue target. This is happening amidst …

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Court clears ‘presidential handshake’ beneficiaries

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court Civil Division has rejected findings and recommendations of the Parliamentary committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) that people who benefited from the SH 6 billion presidential oil handshake refund the money. The committee, which was led by Bugweri legislator …

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