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Clerks Director, MPs disagree over committee operations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Emmanuel Bakwega, the Director Clerks in Parliament has disagreed with a section of legislators on the operations of house committees, particularly on work plans and funds. The heated discussion was part of the self-assessment exercise on the final day of the Third Annual Legislature …

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Mak school of public health seeks UGX 30 billion for new home

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) have unveiled a fundraising drive to construct an eight-storied facility worth 30 billion shillings. This is in an effort to strengthen its scientific research, teaching and learning for the growing student population, currently at more than 800, with …

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State house anti-corruption unit probes Soroti University officials

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Soroti University officials are under probe by the State House Anti- Corruption Unit, over allegations of misappropriation and diversion of funds.   The officials are Prof. Robert Ikoja Odongo, the University Vice-Chancellor, Lawrence Okema Deputy Vice-Chancellor, James Odongo Internal Auditor and Hudson Areeba Procurement officer. Others …

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Electoral reforms: UPC opposes with disclosure of source of funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) has objected to a proposal demanding presidential candidates to disclose their source of funds for campaigns 14 days after nomination. Led by the Party President Jimmy Akena, officials from UPC on Wednesday appeared before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee …

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Poor funding affecting Uganda’s Ebola preparedness plan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The shortage of funds is affecting Uganda’s Ebola preparedness plan, according to the World Health Organization. Uganda was classified as a priority one country, as a result of its proximity to the area of DRC that is most affected by the latest Ebola outbreak, …

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MPs demand more funds for Netball team

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have asked the Ministry of Education and Finance to allocate more funds to facilitate the national team, She Cranes at the World Cup. She Cranes will play against England, Samoa and Scotland in Group D. Though the team has already arrived …

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Two national gaming board officials charged with embezzlement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Anti-Corruption Court in Kampala has charged two officials of the Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board with embezzlement of funds.  They are Edgar Gerald Agaba the Chief Executive Officer and John Patrick Kazoora the Manager in Charge of Finance Administration.  Prosecution alleges that Agaba and Kazoora and …

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Lubowa Hospital funds reported missing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has started investigating reports that more than 140 billion Shillings set aside for the construction of the Lubowa International Specialized Hospital has gone missing. In March this year, Parliament approved a guarantee of USD 379 million (1.4 trillion Shillings) for the construction of …

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Parliament approves UGX 1.6 trillion supplementary budget

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has approved 1.6 trillion shillings supplementary budget request by government for the current financial year 2018/2019. Part of the money will cater for the on-going President Yoweri Museveni’s countrywide tour on wealth creation. The approved Supplementary is in addition to the current 2018/2019 budget …

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URA seeks sh66bn additional funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) is seeking an additional funding of sh66.3 billion shillings to improve its operations. The request for more funds in the coming financial year 2019/2020 was on Thursday tabled before Parliament’s Finance Committee by the URA Commissioner General, Doris Akol. The …

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