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2021 elections: Gov’t declines to declare state of emergency

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has taken a decision not to declare a state of emergency in the country which would lead to the postponement of the 2021 general elections. The Justice and Constitutional Affairs Ministers, Ephraim Kamuntu disclosed this while appearing before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee …

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MPs put justice minister on the spot over new election roadmap

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has poked holes in the revised election roadmap for the 2021 polls which was recently unveiled by the Electoral Commission Chairman Justice Simon Byabakama.  The disapproval came after a statement presented to Parliament by Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister, Ephraim Kamuntu on Tuesday. In …

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New justice law and order sector centre excites Rubirizi residents

Rubirizi, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The newly opened Justice, Law and Order Centre in Rubirizi district, has excited residents.  The 1.6 billion Shillings facility houses the Magistrate’s court, the Offices of the Director of Public Prosecution and police station. Rubirizi District, which was curved from Greater Bushenyi in 2010 has …

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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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Presidential Consultations: MPs grill Justice Minister over absence of regulations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee has grilled the Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister, Ephraim Kamuntu over the absence of regulations for consultations by presidential aspirants. Kamuntu had appeared before the Committee in the company of the Deputy Attorney General, Jackson Kafuuzi and Electoral Commission officials …

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Prosecutors ponder strike over unfulfilled government promises

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Prosecutors under their umbrella, the Uganda Association of Prosecutors are considering a strike if the government does not fulfill its commitment to improve their working conditions. The prosecutors said that the government is living them with no choice but to resume their sit down …

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Government halts proposed power project on Uhuru falls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cabinet has halted the proposed construction of the 360 megaWatts power project on Uhuru falls that is few meters from the Murchison Falls. The Tourism, Wild Life and Antiquities Minister, Professor, Ephraim Kamuntu disclosed the cabinet decision at the weekly cabinet briefing at government …

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UWA: Uganda cuts down on elephant poaching

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least one Elephant is killed in Uganda annually for ivory.  This is according to the Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA. John Makombo, the Director of conservation at UWA says that while poaching has decreased elephants still face threats from poachers, most of whom are foreign nationals. …

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