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Niwagaba’s radical Constitution Bill one step away

✳ Repeal offices of RDCs ✳ Remove Army MPs ✳ Restrict Ministers to 21 ✳ Panel of Speakers in Parliament ✳ Reinstate Presidential term limits ✳ UPF to Uganda Police Services ✳ Repeal office of Prime Minister ✳ Have an Elected Deputy President Kadaga closes debate on Constitution Amendment Bill, to …

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NSSF Amendment bill passed, sent to President

📌 NSSF amendment bill highlights ✳ To EXPAND social security coverage by providing for mandatory contribution of all workers regardless of the size of the enterprise or number of employees and also allowing voluntary contributions to the Fund ✳ To provide for midterm access to VOLUNTARY contributions ✳ To empower …

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MPs agree to name parliament institute after speaker Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Parliament has unanimously agreed to name the Institute for Parliamentary studies after the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga.  On 29th May 2019 during the debate on the Institute of Parliamentary studies bill 2019 tabled by Cecilia Ogwal, the Dokolo Woman MP, Parliament passed a …

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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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