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CSOs warn about credibility and fairness of Uganda’s elections

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Non-Government Organisations-NGO that monitor the electoral process have cast doubt on the possibility of having a credible Ugandan electoral process amidst violent events and frustration of opposition voices during campaigns. These organized under the National NGO Forum say the episodes of violence observed in …

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CSOs warn about Sh2.7 trillion tax arrears

Escalating tax arrears likely to hurt service delivery, CSOs warn Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have expressed concern over the growing tax arrears worth Sh2.7 trillion which government has failed to pay on behalf of contractors. Regina Navuga, a program officer at Southern and Eastern …

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Parliament starts probe into exorbitant fees in Gov’t schools

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Education and Sports committee of Parliament has started hearing a petition challenging the exorbitant fees charged in government schools. In February 2017, the Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER), a Civil Society Organisation – CSO petitioned Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga protesting …

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CSO’s cast doubt on zero tolerance to corruption policy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Anti-corruption Civil Society Organizations (CSO) have cast doubt on the zero tolerance to corruption policy passed by cabinet last week. The policy is envisaged to re-invigorate the government resolve and commitment to fight corruption. Its key action points include strengthening partnerships, coordination and synergies among …

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THIS WEEK: CSO calls for rejection of supplementary budget

THIS WEEK: CSO calls for rejection of supplementary budget Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In a statement released on Mar. 02, a Civil Society Organization – CSBAG (Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group) asked parliament to reject unnecessary supplementary budget requests by the government. The organization calls for the Public …

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