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MPs stay approval of supplementary budget request for radio receivers

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Budget Committee of parliament have queried the government’s proposal to spend Shillings 336.8 billion to purchase radio sets for all homesteads in the country.    The money is part of the bigger supplementary budget request worth Shillings 353.8 billion presented to the Committee by …

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Cecelia Ogwal regrets condemning Museveni on lockdown

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Dokolo Woman MP Cecilia Ogwal has said she is remorseful for condemning President Museveni over the closure of churches during the lockdown. Ogwal was today Speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast with the theme “God will heal and protect the land” held at State …

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Gov’t rejects calls for COVID-19 mass testing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A proposal by Parliament calling for COVID-19 mass testing has been rejected by the government after the Minister of State for Planning David Bahati said that this was not possible currently. Dokolo Woman MP Cecilia Atim Ogwal had appealed that the government carries out mass …

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Ministers abscond from Parliament after loss in NRM primaries

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Cecilia Ogwal, the Dokolo Woman Member of Parliament has sought President Museveni’s intervention after ministers failed to attend plenary.  Several ministers were absent during plenary on Wednesday with the exception of the Minister of Gender Frank Tumwebaze. By 5:00 Pm when the house was adjourned, …

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Parliament renews call for gov’t to open remaining sectors

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has reechoed the need for government to open different sectors still under lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  She made the call during plenary on Tuesday afternoon as Parliament resumed business after a two weeks’ recess.  In her communication to …

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Parliament approves bill providing for elderly representation

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has approved a bill providing for the inclusion of five representatives of older persons in the house. These will now form part of the other marginalized groups that are currently represented in parliament. Article 78 of the constitution provides for the composition of Parliament …

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Cecilia Ogwal collapses in Parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Dokolo Woman Member of Parliament, Cecilia Atim Ogwal collapsed in parliament this afternoon, URN has learnt. The legislator reportedly started vomiting and feeling nauseated around 2:00 pm before she collapsed. The parliamentary medic team picked her up from the pigeonhole area and took …

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Uganda at high risk of debt distress-report

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament’s Budget Committee has noted that the country’s debt servicing level is one associated with high risk of debt distress. This is carried in their report on the coming financial year 2020/2021 Budget Framework Paper totalling Shillings 39.64 trillion. The Committee Vice Chairperson Patrick Isiagi …

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Rules committee chairperson defends committee work

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  During each session of parliament, the Speaker of parliament directs the Rules, Discipline and Privileges Committee to investigate allegations of misconduct against some legislators. The committee is mandated to investigate complaints of contempt of parliament, breach of privileges and indiscipline among others. The Committee conducts …

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