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Gov’t tasked to explain constant power outages in Gulu, West Nile

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has demanded an explanation from the government about the continuous power outages in Gulu and Lira districts. Gulu district has been experiencing major power outages since 2012 with blackouts recorded daily, which has affected several businesses. Presenting a …

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LOP asks Makerere to review new tuition policy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Opposition Members of Parliament have asked Makerere University management to revisit the 15% increment on tuition. For the past three days, students of Makerere have been engaged in running battles with security following a protest against the 15 per cent tuition increment, which is being implemented …

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Mary Luwum’s body lies in state

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The body of the late Mary Lawinyo Luwum, widow of former Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Janani Luwum on Thursday lay in State in Parliament where MPs and public paid her their last respects. Mary Luwum, 93, died on Tuesday, August 6th after a battle …

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 Oulanyah defers debate on opposition electoral reforms bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah has deferred debate by the opposition seeking to introduce electoral amendments. Oulanyah’s ruling followed a motion by Shadow Attorney-General Wilfred Niwagaba, seeking leave of Parliament to introduce a Private Members Bill entitled ‘The Constitution (Amendment) Act, 2019’. The motion was seconded …

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Electoral commission not independent enough – LOP Betty Aol

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of opposition in Parliament, Betty Aol Ochan has clashed with the Electoral Commission chairperson Justice Simon Mugenyi Byakagaba over the independence of the electoral body in the run up to 2021 general elections. Aol says the Electoral Commission is not independent enough …

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Opposition, speaker to meet over electoral reforms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Opposition in Parliament will on Friday meet the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga over electoral reforms ahead of the 2021 elections. In 2016, Supreme Court judges led by Chief Justice Bart Katureebe while delivering their judgment in the Amama Mbabazi Versus Museveni and …

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Museveni silent on Uganda-Rwanda conflict, disturbing-Opposition

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of the opposition have said that President Yoweri Museveni’s silence on the ongoing conflict between Uganda and Rwanda is a disturbing development. They argue that President Museveni’s State of the Nation address, delivered this evening, was inadequate and merely ceremonial because it left …

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LOP Aol denied access to MP Kyagulanyi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of Opposition Betty Aol Ochan has been denied access to Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, alias Bobi Wine who is being held at Luzira Prison. On Monday, Bobi Wine was remanded to Luzira Prison by Buganda Road Grade One magistrate Esther …

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Opposition to table electoral reforms bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of Opposition Betty Aol Ochan has said that the opposition will table electoral reforms Bill. Aol says that the Bill which will to be presented by the Shadow Attorney General, Wilfred Niwagaba is ready and only awaits space on the order paper. …

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