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MPs adopt committee report on movable assets bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have adopted a report by the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee endorsing a bill to facilitate credit for small borrowers and manage the risk of borrowing by the financial sector. The bill is envisaged to make credit affordable for Ugandans. According to …

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MPs moot Bill to amend NSSF Act

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament plan to table a Bill to amend the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Act of 1985 to allow workers’ access their savings before the age of 50. The Act currently provides that a member of the Fund shall be entitled to benefits …

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Cabinet approves Older Persons Bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cabinet has approved principles for drafting of the Older Persons Bill, 2019. The bill is meant to enhance protection and realization of older person’s rights. Uganda Media Centre Director, Ofwono Opondo, addressing media on Tuesday said the bill will provide for promotion and protection the …

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Parliament approves GMO Bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has finally passed a Bill intended to provide a regulatory framework that facilitates the safe development and application of biotechnology in Uganda. The Bill, formerly called the National Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill, 2012 has now been renamed the Genetic Engineering Regulatory Bill 2018 following …

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Parliament passes National Environment Bill

Parliament has passed the National Environment Bill 2017 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The bill passed on Wednesday by Parliament seeks to repeal the National Environment Act Cap.153 and replace it with a law that conforms to existing Government policies and other relevant laws. In the new amendment, corporate companies …

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COMMENT: Your electricity bill

How four government departments push up the rate consumers pay for the electricity COMMENT | FRANCIS MUJJUNI | The rationale employed by our hunting ancestors has severally bewildered many today. In droves, our ancestors would hunt down a single tiny rodent with the hope that at capture, they would share it …

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