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Government drafting bill to regulate sand mining

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources is making another attempt to regulate sand mining through a Bill that is yet to be tabled in Parliament. The draft bill comes hardly a year after Parliament did not nclude the regulation of sand as part …

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National Sports Bill to be reconsidered

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Sports Bill, 2023 that President Yoweri Museveni did not assent to was referred to the Committee on Education and Sports for reconsideration. The Bill which was passed 02 March 2023 seeks to create regulations governing the National Anti-Doping Organisation as an independent body …

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Gov’t to retable National Health Insurance bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Health has revealed that the National Health Insurance Scheme Bill will be re-tabled. The Bill was on 31st March 2021 passed by Parliament but President Yoweri Museveni declined to assent to it due to disagreements among some stakeholders. It was then reported …

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Rehabilitating gay people

African psychologists warn of its dangers in Uganda’s anti-homosexuality Bill SPECIAL REPORT | THE INDEPENDENT | Mental health professionals from across Africa, including Kenya, Uganda, Cameroon, Nigeria and South Africa, have signed a declaration against conversion practices that are used to forcibly change the sexual orientation, gender identity or expression of …

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Attorney General to re-table narcotic drugs bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, has guided the Attorney General, Kiryowa Kiwanuka, to re-introduce the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Control) Bill, 2016, following its annulment by the Constitutional Court on 05 May 2023 due to lack of quorum. “Since the bill is …

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Implications of Anti-Homosexuality Bill

UNAIDS says it will hurt fight against HIV/AIDs if it becomes law Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA  The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has said that the Anti-homosexuality Bill that parliament passed on May 02 will undermine Uganda’s efforts to end AIDS by 2030 if signed into law. UNAIDS …

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Mubajje asks Museveni to assent to Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Mufti of Uganda, His Eminence Sheikh Shaban Ramathan Mubajje has asked President Museveni to urgently assent to the Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2023 into law. He says the law is needed or else some Ugandans may resort to mob justice against homosexuals or LGBTQ+ persons. Mubajje …

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