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Government rejects proposal to recall Parliament

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Government Chief Whip Thomas Tayebwa has said that Government’s position is that Parliament remains closed despite calls by Members to have it open. Several members of Parliament including the National Resistance Movement MPs have said the house needs to be recalled and …

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ICJ want Nicholas Opiyo’s money laundering case dropped

  Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The Lawyers for Lawyers together with the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) have condemned the ‘spurious’ charges that the government late last year slapped on Ugandan human rights lawyer, Nicholas Opiyo. In a statement seen by The Independent, the two organizations said the …

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Teachers threaten to strike as schools reopen

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several teaching and non-teaching staff in different public education institutions are using school re-opening to remind the government about their unresolved salary demands and are threatening to stage strikes over these. Before the closure of schools, there were different groups of staff in public education …

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Kikuube district to surrender 13 community schools to government

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Education authorities in Kikuube district want government to takeover the management of 13 community primary schools in the district in a bid to uplift education standards. The district education authorities have already submitted names of the community primary schools they want government to take …

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Batooro to be sensitized on return of kingdom assets

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tooro kingdom administration is organizing a series of sensitization meetings for the community about the kingdom properties that are in the process of being returned by the central government. King Oyo on Monday led a delegation that met government officials led by Prime …

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Bankers criticized for not assisting agricultural sector

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Commercial banks and government have been criticized for not putting much emphasis on developing the agriculture sector. Dr James Kanyije, the executive director of KK Foods Limited said on Thursday that bankers had let farmers down by classifying the sector as risky. He said …

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Parliament to probe mass layoffs at Vision Group

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Finance committee will start a probe into Vision Group’s recent decision to close three of its regional newspapers and examine the lay-offs which affected hundreds of their staff. The media conglomerate runs more than 10 media units comprising Newspapers, magazines and broadcast channels …

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