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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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Runaway athletes

Uganda’s top athletes; Kipsiro, Acon, reveal why they never vanished Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | How do you keep a young, ambitious, and poor athlete at an international event in a rich country that promises hope of a better life from vanishing? Ugandan officials in charge of athletes confront …

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Ugandan athletes need motivation not to vanish

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief de Mission of Uganda’s team at the just concluded Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia, Beatrice Ayikoru has called on Government to establish programs that motivates athletes to stay in Uganda and avoid disappearing abroad. In an interview, Ayikoru who is also …

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COMMENT: Educating the Commonwealth

In new approach, aims to leverage countries’ investments with support from public and private donors COMMENT | JAKAYA KIKWETE & NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA | With 53 member countries and 2.4 billion people, the Commonwealth is a powerful force for positive change. For nearly seven decades, Commonwealth states have been global leaders on …

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Parliament honors Commonwealth games medalists

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Parliament unanimously passed a motion to pay tribute to the team that represented Uganda at the just concluded commonwealth games held in Australia. Uganda finished 15th of the 71 member Countries after bagging a total of six medals including three gold in the 11 …

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