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MPs support gov’t proposed ban on anticipatory declaration of wealth

Jacob Oboth, the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee chairperson applauded the move saying that anticipatory declaration of wealth is one of the new types of corruption used by leaders. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators sitting on the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee have expressed support of the government’s proposal …

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MPs task Minister Lokodo over delayed appointment of substantive IGG

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have expressed concern over the continued absence of a substantive Inspector General of Government – IGG. This was during a meeting between the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee and Minister of State for Ethics & Integrity Simon Lokodo who had appeared to …

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MPs divided on bill seeking to address regional imbalance in appointments

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee are divided over a proposed bill seeking to provide an instrument for addressing regional imbalances in recruitment, appointment and promotion of persons in public offices. The proposal is under a Constitutional Amendment Bill tabled before …

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Parliament to buy new cars for Speaker, deputy and directors

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   The Parliamentary Commission is seeking additional funding totaling sh249.52 billion to among other things procure 13 vehicles including those for the Speaker and Deputy Speaker, their lead and backup cars and the entitled Directors and Assistant Directors. According to a Legal and Parliamentary Affairs …

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MPs recommend UGX 235Bn additional budget to judiciary

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Legislators sitting on the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee want government to provide additional funding totaling 235.5 billion to the Judiciary in the coming financial year 2021/2022. The funding is to cater for operationalization of newly gazetted courts, transport equipment, implementation of new staff structure, …

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MPs disagree on removal of army representatives from parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament sitting on the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee have urged the House to reject a proposal by the Opposition to remove the army from being represented in parliament. The army is among the special interest groups currently represented in Parliament. The others …

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Parliamentary committee divided on returned Local Government Bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee on Thursday started reconsidering the Local Government (Amendment) Bill, 2019 recently returned by the President. On Thursday, the West Budama South MP Jacob Oboth and chairperson of the committee met the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Ephraim …

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