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‘Prioritise RDCs’ office accommodation’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have beseeched the Office of the President to prioritise the construction of office accommodation for Resident District Commissioners (RDCs). This arose from the Auditor General’s report for the Financial Year 2020/2021 which revealed that out of the 146 RDCs, only 107 have space …

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Summon players, Basalirwa tells MPs investigating sports council

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Bugiri Municipality MP, Asuman Basalirwa has tipped the select committee investigating the operations of the National Council of Sports (NCS) to summon players of the different national sports disciplines, saying their experiences could cure the alleged mismanagement. “Speak to the players, the referees and …

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Gov’t to table Bill repealing unconstitutional provisions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has given the Attorney General up to Tuesday, 13 December 2022 to present the Law Revision (Miscellaneous) (Amendment) Bill, 2022. Bugiri Municipality Member of Parliament, Asuman Basalirwa had been granted time to move a motion seeking leave of the House to present a private member’s …

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Muslim Parliamentary Caucus demands release of sheikhs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament under the Muslim Parliamentary Caucus have demanded for the unconditional release of Sheikh Yahya Mwanje. Led by Asuman Basalirwa, Bugiri Municipality MP, the legislators condemned the illegal arrest of Muslim leaders and their continued detention without trial. During a press conference on …

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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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MPs reject President’s proposal on preventing illegal fishing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lawmakers have rejected a proposal by President Museveni to include the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) in the Fisheries and Monitoring Unit, under the Fisheries and Aquaculture Bill, 2021 to prevent illegal fishing. Parliament had initially passed the Bill in May 2022 but the President did …

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MUBS seeks Parliament support to stop land squatters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University Business School (MUBS) is on the verge of losing land to squatters, the University’s Principal, Prof. Waswa Balunywa, has said. Balunywa said the university has failed to have physical possession of the two acre piece of land located in Kireka Hill View, 20 years …

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Lira hospital faulted over failure to recruit specialists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have ordered the Director of Lira Regional Referral Hospital, Dr John Stephen Obbo, to provide evidence for non-absorption of Shs1.5 billion ring-fenced for hiring of medical specialists. Legislators who sit on the Public Accountants Committee (PAC-Central) are concerned that a number of hospitals …

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Mulago hospital grilled over unutilized UGX 4Bn for salaries

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament who sit on the Public Accounts Committee (Central) have tasked the interdicted Mulago National Referral Hospital Executive Director, Dr Byarugaba Baterana, to explain the hospital’s failure to absorb Shs4 billion meant for salaries of new staff. The Auditor General’s report for the …

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