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MPs pessimistic about new term extension proposal

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT A new proposal by the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee to reintroduce the extension of the term of Parliament from the current five to seven years has been opposed by a section of legislators. The proposal, which had been approved by Parliament as part of the …

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Lockdown: Passengers, drivers stranded in Gulu

Gulu Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of passengers and several drivers are stranded in Gulu district due to the COVID-19 lockdown that started this morning. Gulu district coronavirus taskforce headed by Major Santos Okot Lapolo, the Gulu Resident District Commissioner on Wednesday morning announced a lockdown and equally blocked …

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MPs Odonga Otto, Gilbert Olanya released on bond

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Aruu North MP Odonga Otto and his Kilak South counterpart Gilbert Olyanya have been released on police bond. They were arrested on Monday for inciting violence and negligent acts likely to cause the spread of infectious diseases. They were allegedly mobilizing people to cause …

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MPs Odonga Otto, Gilbert Olanya arrested in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have arrested the Kilak South MP, Gilbert Olanya and Aruu South MP Samuel Odonga Otto for demonstrating against the continuous movement of trucks to and from Elegu border post in Amuru. Olanya and Otto were intercepted at Cereleno market in Gulu town. They …

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Acholi MPs want Elegu town put under quarantine for 21 days

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Members of Parliament from Acholi want the Government to put Elegu Town Council in Amuru district under quarantine for 21 days.  According to the MPs following the emergence of several cases of truck drivers testing positive at the Elegu border post between Uganda and South Sudan, …

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Police blocks MP Olanya’s consultative meeting on COVID-19 money

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Police in Amuru has blocked a consultative meeting organized by Kilak South Member of Parliament Gilbert Olanya to discuss how to use the 20 million Shillings COVID-19  facilitation from Parliament. The meeting which was taking place in a hall at Lacor Catholic Parish in Lamogi Sub …

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