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Parliament calls for improved funding to Uganda’s foreign missions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have called on Government to provide adequate funding and other necessary support to Uganda’s missions abroad, to ensure their smooth operations. The MPs were debating a Report on an oversight visit to the Uganda High Commission in London, presented to the House …

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Protect SACCOs in new MDI law – Speaker Among

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Speaker of Parliament Anita Among, has instructed the House Committee on Finance, scrutinizing the Microfinance Deposit-Taking Institutions (Amendment) Bill, 2022 to ensure inclusion of laws that protect members of Savings and Credit Cooperatives (SACCOs). The Speaker gave the directive during the plenary sitting on Thursday, …

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Speaker demands answers over students’ loan scheme funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of Government Business, also the Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja has been urged to expeditiously present a comprehensive report on the progress of financing of the Students’ Loan Scheme. Speaker Anita Among made the directive following media reports on the challenges affecting students in higher …

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MPs to investigate labour export companies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, has tasked the Committee on Gender, Labour and Social Development, to work with the line ministry to investigate companies involved in the export of labour to the Middle East. This follows the rampant and unclear deaths of many casual labourers, …

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Law to strengthen operations of stock markets in offing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Operations of stock markets are expected to be strengthened, once the proposed Capital Markets Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2022 is enacted. Parliament chaired by Speaker Anita Among granted Nathan Igeme, Jinja South Division East MP leave to introduce the Private Member’s Bill during plenary sitting on Wednesday, …

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Ministers’ attendance of plenary to become critical at vetting

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, has appealed to the Appointments Committee to consider attendance of plenary during the vetting process of the nominees to Cabinet. “This is a consideration that must be made next time the Appointments Committee is vetting ministers and, I urge all …

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Speaker Among under spotlight for deferring debate on Gen. Muhoozi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former lawmakers have cautioned the Speaker of Parliament Anita Among against using her powers to suffocate debate aimed at reprimanding the first son, Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba over his ‘irritating’ Twitter posts. This comes a day after Mathias Mpuuga, the Leader of Opposition in Parliament raised …

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Parliament directs gov’t on Islamic banking

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among has given the government two weeks to present before the House a Bill seeking to give commercial banks power to regulate Islamic banking. This was during the plenary sitting on Wednesday in which Members of Parliament queried the delayed …

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