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Emyooga was poorly executed – Parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Emyooga programme across the country was poorly implemented, Members of Parliament have unanimously agreed. The legislators during plenary on Thursday, 16 September, 2021, criticised the government for the systemic failure in the implementation of the presidential Initiative rolled out in October 2020 aimed at …

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Cattle compensation: MPs query attorney general’s list

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators from the Greater North Parliamentary Group have questioned the list of beneficiaries prepared by the Attorney General for compensation for lost cattle during the conflict in Northern Uganda. The MPs from Lango, Acholi and Teso sub-region held a meeting with the Attorney General and …

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Nabbanja on the spot for coming late to Parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja on Thursday came under criticism for late coming. This is after Thomas Tayebwa, the government Chief Whip had stood in for Nabbanja to answer some questions from Members of Parliament. Kiira Municipality MP Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda questioned why Nabbanja came to …

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Parliament sets up Adhoc committee to examine merger of gov’t agencies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Anita Among has set up an Adhoc committee to investigate the government’s decision to merge government agencies. The resolution was passed on Thursday after the Minister of Public Service Wilson Muruli Mukasa presented a statement on the rationalization of government …

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Parliament demands comprehensive report on school reopening

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has directed the Minister of Education and Sports to bring a comprehensive report before the house on how the government plans to reopen schools. This is after the Kalungu West MP, Joseph Ssewungu who was raising a matter of national importance said that for …

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Parliament queries merger of government agencies

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have queried governments’ ongoing move to merge and rationalize public institutions and agencies, calling it a rushed and poorly planned process. The legislators raised concern regarding government’s exploration of the legal and financial ramifications involved in the process while responding to a …

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Deputy Speaker Among wants vigilantes mobilised to fight Masaka murders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Anita Among has called for the creation of village vigilante groups to counter the murders in the Masaka region. The people in greater Masaka comprising Bukomansibi, Lwengo and Masaka districts have been spending sleepless nights for several weeks following attacks …

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MPs disagree on reconsidering sexual offences bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Some of the legislators on the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee have expressed reservation on the recently returned Sexual Offences Bill, 2019. Last week, the Deputy Speaker Anita Among asked the committee to reconsider the bill following its return by the president. Tabled by the …

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