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Uncertainty still lingers over MPs’ UGX 40M handout

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have continued to give contradictory responses towards the recent controversial disbursement of 40 million Shillings they allegedly received on their accounts. While speaking to Uganda Radio Network in an interview, several legislators have confirmed receipt of the money while others have remained …

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Speaker Among rallies lawmakers on research based performance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Anita Among has rallied legislators to undertake in-depth research to enrich their input and add value to the country’s legislative processes. She made the call while addressing lawmakers at the opening of the three-day training seminar for members of the 11th …

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Parliament disclaims UGX 40M handout to legislators

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has distanced itself from the alleged payout to legislators. This follows a claim by the National Unity Platform (NUP) party that MPs had been paid 40 million in cash from Parliament. A dozen of MPs majority of whom asked for anonymity to speak freely …

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Deputy Speaker extends financial support to jailed MPs wives

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Anita Among, has extended financial support to the wives of incarcerated Members of Parliament, Muhammad Ssegirinya and Allan Ssewanyana. Ssewanyana, Makindye Division West MP and Ssegirinya, Kawempe Division North MP have been on remand since September 2021 over charges of murder …

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COVID-19: 50 MPs from EALA Games in Arusha test positive

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fifty Members of Parliament and staff have tested positive for coronavirus, the Director of Communication and Public Affairs, Chris Obore has confirmed. “About 50 Members of Parliament and staff who participated in the EAC Legislative Assembly sports in Arusha have tested positive for Covid-19. They …

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Only vaccinated MPs to attend Parliament sessions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament who have not been vaccinated against the coronavirus will not be allowed to attend parliament sessions next week. MPs are currently on a working recess to assess the impact of the Emyooga program in their constituencies. Chris Obore, the Parliament Director of …

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Speaker Oulanyah in UK to visit his son – Chris Obore

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah conducted several COVID-19 tests from 2nd June to 22 June before traveling to the UK, and in all he emerged negative according to family sources. Oulanyah last presided over the sitting of the 11th Parliament during the reading of …

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Oulanyah working from home – Parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah is working from home and not ill. On Monday, social media was awash with stories that Oulanyah was critically ill and was due to be airlifted for treatment abroad. According to Parliament’s Director of Communication and Public Affairs Chris …

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Chris Obore back in office after Kadaga’s defeat

All I can say is that I was called by the Clerk to Parliament and handed the keys to the office Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Director Communications and Public Affairs Department in Parliament Chris Obore has returned to office a day after the defeat of former Speaker of Parliament …

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Parliament blocks Obore’s return from forced leave

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Clerk to Parliament Jane Kibirige has extended the forced leave of Parliaments’ Director of Communications and Public Affairs Chris Obore indefinitely. Obore’s trouble with Parliament started in March 2019 when Kibirige notified him that the Inspectorate of Government had conducted investigations noting that …

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