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Ugandan scoops overall 2020 commonwealth youth award

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  A Ugandan national Galabuzi Brian Kakembo has scooped the overall prize of the 2020 Commonwealth Young Person of the Year for his work on transforming biodegradable plastics and organic waste into eco-friendly charcoal briquettes. Galabuzi is honoured for particularly setting up an enterprise to educate …

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Commonwealth faces uncertainty over leadership

Secretary General Patricia Scotland under pressure over awarding a £250,000 commission to a firm owned by her friend | THE INDEPENDENT | The Commonwealth is facing uncertainty over its leadership after its heads of government rejected calls for the secretary-general, Baroness Scotland, to be given an automatic second term, the …

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Undelivered CPC vehicles: Parliament to seek Attorney general’s advise

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Clerk to Parliament Jane Kibirige says that Parliament will seek advice of the Attorney General William Byaruhanga on the undelivered vehicles for the recently concluded Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC). Uganda Radio Network-URN learnt that 12 vehicles including Executive Commuter Vans, Mini Buses and Executive …

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Commonwealth Conference: Two foreign MPs lose property

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda Police Force – UPF have revealed that two legislators from Tanzania and Britain lost their valuables at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference – CPC that concluded this week in Kampala. Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga who declined to reveal the names of MPs whose property was …

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Commonwealth conference: MPs pledge to tackle rapid urbanisation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Commonwealth legislators have underscored the urgent need to address the increasing rural-urban migration. Presenting a paper during a workshop on combating rapid urbanization and rural decline on Saturday, the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh in India, Hridaya Narayan Dikshit attributed the situation …

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Commonwealth delegates want nomination fees for PWDs scrapped

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) delegates have called upon electoral bodies to scrap nomination fees for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) intending to stand for political offices. This was one of the resolutions the delegates adopted during their closed-door meeting at the on-going 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference …

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Pakistan legislator elected commonwealth women parliamentarians chairperson

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Shandana Gulzar Khan, the Pakistan’s Federal Parliamentary Commerce Secretary is the new chairperson of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians-CWP. She replaces Malaysia’s Dr Dato Noraini who has been CWP Chairperson since 2016. Shandana was announced winner on Tuesday following a vote at the ongoing 64th Commonwealth …

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Parliament to procure 84 cars for Commonwealth Conference

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has started the procurement of 84 vehicles to be used during the forthcoming Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC). The conference, one of the largest annual gatherings of Commonwealth Parliamentarians, will take place from 22 to 29 September 2019 at Speke Resort, Munyonyo. It will …

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Independent MPs need more attention – Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has asked Commonwealth Parliaments to pay attention to independent members, who she said are laying increased claim for wider space in the multiparty arrangement. In a meeting to set the agenda for the bi-annual Commonwealth Speakers and Presiding officers Conference scheduled …

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