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MPs caution against double standards as NRM opts for lining up

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A section of Members of Parliament has asked the government to open up especially for the electoral period after the National Resistance Movement (NRM) approved lining up behind candidates as a voting option for its party primaries. According to the ruling party’s roadmap which was …

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300 legislators, parliament staff tested for COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Up to 300 Members and Staff of Parliament were screened for COVID-19 on Thursday. The screening which started at 8 a.m. and closed at 5 p.m. followed guidance by the Ministry of Health to test all members as a way of reducing exposure to COVID-19 …

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Parliament seeks explanation for Mak student death

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has directed the Minister of Internal Affairs to explain the circumstances surrounding the death of Emmanuel Tegu, a student of Makerere University. Tegu, a student of veterinary medicine was allegedly beaten by a mob near Lumumba Hall in Makerere University two weeks ago. …

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Leader of Opposition Aol involved in road accident

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of Opposition and Gulu Woman MP Betty Aol Ochan has this morning been involved in an accident in Bobi town, Omoro district. Aol was traveling in her official LOP vehicle registration number UG0346H from Gulu to Kampala in the company of her …

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L.O.P, Opposition MPs locked up in hotel

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Opposition Leader in Parliament- Betty Aol Ochan and three opposition legislators have reportedly been locked up in their rooms at Sandton Hotel in Kasese town ahead of the visit of President, Yoweri Museveni to assess the impact of floods. The four opposition leaders spent …

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LOP wants presidential directives relaxed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of Opposition, Betty Aol Ochan has called for the relaxation of some stringent measures issued by President Museveni. President Museveni on Monday ordered a two-week nationwide lockdown in a bid to combat further spread of the deadly coronavirus. Addressing a press conference …

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Kadaga decries unfair treatment of women at workplaces

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has said that even when Uganda has registered tremendous success towards gender equality, many women continue receiving unfair treatment at their workplaces.  Speaking at the launch of the African Women Leaders Network Uganda Chapter at Sheraton Kampala Hotel today,  …

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Opposition doubts competence of New Cabinet

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The new appointments in cabinet bring no hope for improvement in service delivery but are rather reaping from their loyalty to President Yoweri Museveni, opposition politicians have said. The new faces in the cabinet that was announced on Saturday include Kyaaka County MP Jackson Kafuuzi, …

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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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