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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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Presidential Consultations: MPs grill Justice Minister over absence of regulations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee has grilled the Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister, Ephraim Kamuntu over the absence of regulations for consultations by presidential aspirants. Kamuntu had appeared before the Committee in the company of the Deputy Attorney General, Jackson Kafuuzi and Electoral Commission officials …

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Debate on judiciary bill postponed

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has further postponed debate on the Administration of the Judiciary Bill, 2018.  This is after Members of Parliament noted that they need more time to read the report of the Legal and Parliamentary affairs about the Bill.  Government tabled the Bill in May 2018 …

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Parliament Commission seeks additional UGX 100 Bn for field visits

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Parliament Commission is seeking an additional 103 billion Uganda shillings to conduct its committee oversight work and train staff. Budget projections for Parliament for the financial year 2020/2021 stands at 567 billion compared to last financial year’s 497 billion shillings which indicates an …

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Judiciary seeks UGX 77b budget for vehicles, construction of courts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Judiciary Permanent Secretary Pius Bigirimana has asked Members of Parliament to push for an additional budget allocation of 77.84 billion shillings for construction of courts and procuring cars. Bigirimana was on Friday leading a team of Judiciary officials before the committee chaired by West …

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