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MPs investigate alleged UGX 28 Billion fraud at UETCL

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Environment and Natural Resources Committee are probing allegations of nepotism and mismanagement of 28 Billion Shillings at the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Ltd-UETCL. Emmanuel Otaala, the Committee chairperson demanded that the company provides a comprehensive report regarding payment of 28 …

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Minister on spot over transfer of Environmental Fund

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Natural Resources Committee have criticised the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Matia Kasaija, for diverting the Environmental Fund from National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) to the Consolidated Fund, saying this has crippled NEMA’s operations. MPs said the fund was …

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Parliament moots new law to streamline mining sector

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Parliamentary committee on Environment and Natural Resources has commenced scrutinizing the Mining and Minerals Bill, 2021. The Minister of State for Minerals, Peter Lokeris, on Tuesday, 7 December 2021 led a team from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development to introduce the long …

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CSOs decry tax exemptions in oil pipeline project

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Clauses in the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (Special Provisions) Bill, 2021 have rattled a section of civil society organisations over concessions and tax exemptions in the proposed legislation. During an appearance before the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, Julius Mukunda, the Executive Director …

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Gov’t urged to implement environmental laws

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has called on the Ministry of Water and Environment to expedite the implementation of processing of the National Climate Change Act 2020 which was passed in April 2021. The Chairperson of the Parliamentary Environment and Natural Resources Committee, Emmanuel Otaala said government needs to implement …

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MPs divided on merger of Rural Electrification Agency

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Natural Resources Committee are divided on the move by the government to revert the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) to the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development. This followed a presentation by Ruth Nankabirwa, the Minister of Energy in which she …

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