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Parties struggle as defeated candidates join independents queue

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political parties through their umbrella organization, the Interparty Organization for Dialogue [IPOD] had proposed an amendment to the electoral laws which would have seen people barred from contesting as independents if they lost party primaries. This was one of the rarest cases in which …

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Political parties not getting funding

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The chairperson of the Inter-Party Organisation on Dialogue (IPOD), Hon Asuman Basalirwa this week revealed that political parties have not received funding from government for the past two years. “The parties have not received funding from the government for the last two years yet …

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Political parties cry to parliament over delayed funding from gov’t

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Political parties have asked Parliament to compel the government to pay 10 billion Shillings support for political activities as many of them are currently struggling to operate. The funding, currently at 10 billion Shillings distributed to the Political parties under the Inter-Party Organization for Dialogue …

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PWDs seek more representation in Parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Persons with Disability- PWDs want the number of representatives in Parliament increased from five to eight. The PWD League of the Inter-party Organization for Dialogue-IPOD say that the positions should be distributed with each of the four regions represented by two including a male …

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IPOD members engage EC on conducting an election with integrity

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political parties under the Interparty Organization for Dialogue-IPOD have asked the Electoral Commission-EC to engage various political players to harmonise the revised electoral roadmap as the country battles COVID 19. The matter came up during a discussion between the parties and EC held at …

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IPOD urges transparency and accountability in relief distribution process

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Secretaries General of all Political Parties represented in the Interparty Organization for Dialogue (IPOD) have called upon goverenment to excerise transparency and Accountability as they handle relief distribution in the country. These including Forum for Democratic Change FDC’s Nathan Nandala Mafabi, Gerald Blacks Siranda of Democratic Party, …

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IPOD calls for joint effort against COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political Parties with representation in parliament organized under the Interparty Organization for Dialogue-IPOD have called for a joint effort to fight coronavirus. The call was made by IPOD council comprising Secretary Generals’ of the different parties who converged at the office of the Prime …

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IPOD commends Constitutional Court on POMA judgement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Interparty Organisation for Dialogue- IPOD has commended the constitutional court for nullifying Section 8 of the Public Order Management Act- POMA 2013. This particular section granted discretionary powers to the Inspector General of Police-IGP or his representative to stop or prevent a public …

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FDC demands violent free political environment to advance IPOD agenda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC wants government to explain the violence directed at opposition politicians if they are to sit and discuss under the Interparty Organization for Dialogue – IPOD. The FDC party spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda told journalists during the weekly press briefing …

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