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Bahati wins, Kabafunzaki defeated in NRM primaries

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Herbert Kabafunzaki, the former state Minister for Labor has lost the NRM party flag in Rukiga county. Kabafunzaki, who was seeking a second term of office lost to Adson Kakuru, the presidential advisor in-charge of wetlands. According to the results declared by Yalyakumanyi Serubowa Twaha, …

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Ndorwa west county aspirant withdraws from NRM primaries

Ndorwa, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Nicholas Tuesday Arinaitwe, one of the NRM party aspirants for Ndorwa West has withdrawn from the race.  Arinaitwe who is the incumbent Nakawa Division Councilor was contesting against David Bahati, the State Minister of Finance for Planning, Simpson Mpiriirwe, Bahati’s former Campaign Manager and Mark …

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Ministerial team mediating Kadaga, Oulanyah conflict

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Plans are ongoing, to reconcile the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga and the Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah as bickering between the two senior leaders of Parliament heightens.   The two leaders have had a bitter relationship since 2016 when Oulanyah sought to contest for the position …

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Kabale RDC accused of influencing NRM members to support Bahati

Kabale, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Darius Nandinda, the Kabale Resident District Commissioner has come under criticism from members of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party supporters for influencing them to support a candidate of his choice.  According to the supporters, Nandinda has several times told NRM party members from Ndorwa …

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Finance ministry dodging to pay South Sudan traders-Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has said Parliament has accused the Ministry of Finance of avoiding to pay off Ugandan traders who supplied goods to South Sudan. Last year in May, Parliament approved 900 Billion shillings for traders that supplied goods and services to …

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Govt revises proposal to acquire loans for COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has revised its proposal to borrow money to mitigate the effects of coronavirus by up to 1.3 trillion shillings. On April 2, the government presented a motion to borrow up to 1.7 trillion shillings to cushion the economy from the effects of COVID-19. …

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Finance Commitee approves UGX 10 Bn industrial research funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Budget Committee has resolved to approve a supplementary request totaling 10 billion Shillings for Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI) pending an onsite visit at the entity’s Namanve premises on Friday. This was during an interface with Ministry of Finance officials led by the …

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MPs query employees’ pay cut at vision group

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The government has been tasked to explain a recent decision by the management of Vision Group, the publishers of New Vision and Bukedde newspaper to effect salary cuts for all members of staff. Government is the majority shareholder in the company with 53 per …

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