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MPs honor medics, decry poor state of Soroti Hospital

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has this afternoon honoured a 15-member medical team of Soroti Regional Referral hospital, for successfully conducting a surgery involving the separation of a dead from a live Siamese twin. The surgery took place in Soroti, six days after the baby was referred to …

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MPs want substantive UCAA director general appointed

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Members of Parliament on the physical infrastructure committee have expressed concern about the delays to appoint a substantive Director-General of the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority-UCAA    The MPs were on Tuesday visiting Entebbe International Airport on Tuesday to ascertain the progress and status of the 1.1 …

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30 billion available for cattle compensation – Museveni

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has revealed that government has secured UGX. 30 billion for cattle compensation in Acholi, Lango and Teso sub regions.  Museveni, who is also the NRM Presidential candidate said that each of the three sub regions will receive UGX. 10 billion to …

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Voters in Teso want candidates to prioritize compensation of war victims

Soroti, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Voters in the Teso region want candidates contesting for various elective positions to prioritize compensation for war victims.  Teso sub-region has suffered violence from rebel activities and the Karimojong warriors where several people lost lives and property. Several people especially from Amuria, Katakwi and Kaberamaido …

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SGS country manager tasked to expalin bribery, tax evasion allegations

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Accusations of bribery, tax evasion and influence peddling have come back to haunt a swiss based vehicle Inspection firm, SGS as parliament continues an inquiry into the Mandatory Motor Vehicle Inspection program. The matters resurfaced this morning when Kanvaly Bamba, the SGS Country Manager appeared …

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MP Ariko quits FDC

Soroti, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Soroti Municipality Member of Parliament, Herbert Edmund Ariko has officially quit the opposition Forum for Democratic Change- FDC party.   In his press statement issued on Wednesday, Ariko indicates that he is going to contest as independent candidate for Soroti City East Division parliamentary seat …

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300 legislators, parliament staff tested for COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Up to 300 Members and Staff of Parliament were screened for COVID-19 on Thursday. The screening which started at 8 a.m. and closed at 5 p.m. followed guidance by the Ministry of Health to test all members as a way of reducing exposure to COVID-19 …

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Mayors, town council chairpersons to have advanced level certificates

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has passed the Local Governments Amendment Bill, 2019, which requires mayor of Cities, Municipalities, Divisions and Town Council chairpersons to have an advanced level certificate of Education or its equivalent. In the past, only LC V chairpersons were required to have a minimum education …

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African peer review, Kadaga meeting flops

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  A meeting between a team from the African Peer Review Mechanism-APRM and the Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga on Thursday flopped.     The APRM team was supposed to present Uganda’s second review report to Kadaga at Parliament. However, the meeting was called off because Kadaga was having other …

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