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Court asks for written submissions in Kyarenga concerts case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The High Court has asked parties in the case where government was sued for blocking the concerts featuring Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine to file written submissions. The parties are the Attorney General and Bajjo Events and Abtex Productions. …

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Attorney General castigates critics for concocting electoral reforms provision

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Attorney General, William Byaruhanga says critics have largely misrepresented the provisions of the five electoral reform bills. They include the Presidential Elections Amendment, Parliamentary Elections Amendment, Local Governments Amendment, Electoral Commission Amendment and Political Parties and Organizations Amendment Bills. Byaruhanga presented the five …

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Attorney General wants Succession bill shelved

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Attorney General, William Byaruhanga has asked Parliament to shelve the Succession (Amendment) Bill, 2018 because government will table comprehensive property-related bills in two weeks’ time. Byaruhanga made the appeal on Wednesday while appearing before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs committee.  The bill was …

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Speaker directs Minister on e-passport

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has given the Minister of Internal Affairs, Gen Jeje Odongo up to Tuesday next week to address the House on the process of issuance of the new e-passports. “This is a matter that touches the rights and freedom of …

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Constitutional review team needs ugx 13 billion to start work

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Constitutional Review Commission needs 13 Billion Shillings to start work. Last year, the government named 14 people to sit on the Constitutional Review Commission to consider various constitutional reforms. The commission will be headed by the former Attorney General, Prof Khiddu Makubuya and will …

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Attorney General responds on Age Limit petition

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Attorney General’s legal team has begun submissions into the Constitutional Court petition seeking the annulment of the Constitutional Amendment Act 2017. The team led by Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana has defended Parliament’s decision to lift the Presidential age limits and extending of …

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