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MPs asks govt to borrow Ugx 600b to clear Court a wards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament sitting on the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs committee have asked government to borrow up to 600 billion shillings to clear outstanding Court awards. While meeting officials from the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs led by the Justice Minister Kahinda Otafiire, the …

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Govt must lead Uganda’s Industrialisation – Economists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Researchers Ramadhan Ggoobi and Prof Julius Kiiza say for Uganda’s economy to transform into an industrial one the government must take the lead by intervening and investing in strategic areas like manufacturing. The duo were dialoguing with editors and journalists in Kampala under the theme …

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Red Pepper and Gov’t given ultimatum on out-of-court settlement

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Buganda Road Court on Wednesday gave the Directorate of Public Prosecution and the Red Pepper directors two weeks in which to conclude negotiations and file a consent notice in court. Chief Magistrate James Ereemye Mawanda says he has given the parties’ negotiations a last chance …

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‘Free Red Pepper editors’

Pressure mounts on government over closure of spicy tabloid Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Newspapers, human rights organisations and civil society groups have condemned the arrest of the five directors and three editors of Red Pepper as a blatant attack on press freedom in Uganda. The Committee to Protect Journalists …

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High Court asked to order Govt to produce Kaweesi suspects

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Relatives of the four Kaweesi suspects who were recently arrested by security operatives, after being granted bail by Nakawa Magistrates Court, have asked the High Court in Kampala to issue a writ of habeas corpus. This would compel government to produce them. Through their lawyer Anthony …

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VIDEO: Gov’t to start an ICT Innovation hub in Nakawa

VIDEO: Gov’t to start an ICT Innovation hub in Nakawa Kampala, Uganda | NTV UGANDA | Within the next six month government will have completed an ICT innovation park in Nakawa. Mirroring a silicon valley of sorts, the facility will enable especially young innovators to work on, create and test their …

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THIS WEEK: Gov’t finalizes plan to demolish Kasokoso

THIS WEEK: Gov’t finalizes plan to demolish Kasokoso Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Once again there is tension among residents of Kasokoso slum in Nakawa Division after government announced that it has concluded designs and feasibility to redevelop the housing estate into a satellite city. The National Housing and Construction …

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‘Gov’t inflexibility hurting Opposition’

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Opposition has failed to form a formidable force to hold government accountable due to inflexibility by government, African legislators have concluded. In a communique issued at the end of a five day benchmarking workshop held in Abuja, Nigeria, Opposition MPs observed that it remained …

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Opposition should check impunity in gov’t – Nigerian Speaker

Kampala,Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | An effective Opposition must act as the last check to prevent impunity in governments in much of Africa, the Deputy President (Speaker) of the Nigerian Senate, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu has said. Meeting a delegation of selected MPs from the Opposition, Sen. Ekweremadu said that the Opposition …

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