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Speaker Among commends Cuba for support to Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Speaker Anita Among has commended the Government of Cuba for its continued support towards the implementation of various development programmes in Uganda. Among made the remarks during a meeting with Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Affairs at Hotel Africana in Kampala on Sunday, 26 …

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Speaker Among calls for inclusive implementation of SDGs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Speaker Anita Among has urged government and the United Nations (UN) to ensure that implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) reaches the most marginalised and vulnerable communities. She said that this will aid the achievement of the desired SDGs. “There should also be credible …

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Speaker Among rallies lawmakers on research based performance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Anita Among has rallied legislators to undertake in-depth research to enrich their input and add value to the country’s legislative processes. She made the call while addressing lawmakers at the opening of the three-day training seminar for members of the 11th …

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Kyagulanyi orders NUP MPs to return UGX 40M handout

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have each been given 40 million Shillings for unknown reasons at a time when the country is grappling with ever-increasing commodity prices. Speaking to Uganda Radio Network, a dozen of MPs majority of whom asked for anonymity to speak freely on the issue, …

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Speaker Among calls value for money implementation of budget

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Speaker Anita Among has urged accounting officers in ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs) to ensure proper expenditure of the 2022/2023 budget. Parliament approved the Shs48.1 trillion budget for the financial year 2022/2023 on 20 May 2022. “All eligible accounting officers should ensure that value for money …

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MPs reflect on first session of the 11th Parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have heaped praises upon themselves for distinguished work accomplished following the expiry of the first session of the 11th Parliament on Friday last week. The first session of the August House commenced on May 24th, 2021 under the late former Speaker of parliament, …

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SAGE budget shortfalls affecting welfare of beneficiaries

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Gender, Labour and Social Development Committee has queried the inconsistent funding for the Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment (SAGE), saying that this impedes the effective running of the programme and the general welfare of the beneficiaries. The committee demanded that the Ministry of Finance provides …

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Parliament opposes transfer of UWEP funds to Parish Devt Model

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government’s proposal to move money from the Uganda Women Empowerment Project (UWEP) to the Parish Development Model (PDM) has been rejected by legislators who said that the move will affect the welfare of women. A total of Shs29.2 billion out of the UWEP budget of Sh32 …

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Speaker directs on protection of residents in Kole district

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Security, Jim Muhwezi, has been directed by Speaker Anita Among to protect residents being illegally evicted by National Forest Authority (NFA) in Kole district. Among, who chaired the House on Thursday, 14 April 2022, said that the minister needs to ensure that peace …

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Parliament demands details of Lubowa specialised hospital

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Anita Among, has directed the Prime Minister to give government’s position on the status of construction of the International Specialised Hospital in Lubowa, Wakiso district along the Kampala-Entebbe road. “A team went to the construction site and they were denied entry, on …

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