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CSOs report pins gov’t for interfering with human rights defender’s work

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new report by Civil Society Organisations-CSOs has pinned various government agencies for continued intimidation of human rights defenders, journalists and civil society activists. The Universal Periodic Review 2021- CSO report that was issued on Tuesday specifically singles out Uganda Police Force, Uganda People’s Defense …

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2021 general elections: Accredited CSOs decry lack of funds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Some Civil Society Organizations-CSOs accredited to conduct civic education and monitor the 2021 general are reporting financial challenges. A fortnight ago, Electoral Commission-EC accredited 46 CSOs to sensitize Ugandans on their roles and obligations as voters so as to have free and fair elections. …

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Activists call for health tax

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) attending a virtual meeting on health financing on Monday highlighted the need for having a separate tax to finance health emergencies without straining the health system. They said though the government has over the years put up taxes …

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CSOs want funding for recruitment of additional health workers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 143 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) are calling for funding to support the recruitment of health workers to enforce interventions of COVID-19. In the letter to donors who include GAVI the vaccines alliance, Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Global Financing Facility, …

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CSOs ask MPs to prioritize gender related Bills

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil Society Organizations under the Domestic Violence Act Coalition have asked Parliament to give gender-related Bills special attention. The CSOs include; Action Aid, Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development (ACORD), Uganda Network on Law Ethics and HIV/Aids (UGANET), Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA) and …

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CSO’s demand recovery of tax refunds issued in error

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have asked the government to put in place a robust tax arrears refund system to guard against monies paid out to businesses in error by Uganda Revenue Authority (URA). This call comes after the Auditor General noted anomalies in the refund …

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CSOs want list of companies exempted from taxation published

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil society Organisations (CSOs) are asking government to publish a list of all companies that are exempted from taxes. During a press conference held on Sunday, Julius Mukunda, the Executive Director of the Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) said the failure by Uganda Revenue …

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CSOs seek redress as French Court dismisses Tilenga case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four Civil Society Organizations which lost a case filed in French Court in relation to Total’s oil projects in Uganda are considering seeking redress in court. The CSOs are; Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO), Civic Response on Environment and Development (CRED)National Association for Profession …

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CSOs push for increase of primary health care budget

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil Society Organizations- CSOs are pushing for an increase of the primary health care budget. In the budget proposals presented by the Ministry of Health to the Health Committee of Parliament, the Primary Health Care (PHC) grant has been allocated 520 billion shillings, a …

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