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Expedite EAC integration – Speaker Oulanyah

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah has called on legislators to work towards faster integration of the East Africa Community. Oulanyah who was launching the Parliamentary Forum on East African Affairs on Thursday, 23 September 2021 said that MPs need to employ all necessary means to …

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Parliament asks gov’t to intervene in Butabika hospital staff strike

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has tasked the government to intervene in the ongoing strike by Butabika Mental Referral Hospital medical workers and support staff. The Nakawa East MP, Ronald Nsubuga Balimwezo on Wednesday raised a matter of national importance regarding a strike by …

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Workers MPs query speaker’s decision on NSSF bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Workers MPs have expressed doubts regarding a decision taken by Speaker Jacob Oulanyah to collapse the National Social Security Bill, 2019-NSSF Bill that had been passed by the Tenth Parliament. On Thursday last week, Oulanyah guided the House that all business of the Tenth Parliament …

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We shall support HIV/AIDS Trust Fund – Oulanyah

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament will support operationalising of the HIV/AIDS Trust Fund, Speaker Jacob Oulanyah has pledged. MPs passed the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Act, in 2014 providing for an HIV/AIDS Trust Fund through which government would levy taxes on alcohol and soft drinks to fund …

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Incomplete Bills won’t be retrieved, rules Oulanyah

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has put to rest the question of lapsed businesses of previous Parliaments, ruling that they cannot be retrieved by subsequent Houses. Oulanyah’s ruling ends uncertainties surrounding legislations that were either not assented to by President Museveni as required under article 91 …

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EU Ambassadors court speaker Oulanyah on DGF suspension

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union-EU delegation in Uganda has asked the Speaker of Parliament to push for the lifting of a suspension on Democratic Governance Facility-DGF, the single biggest donor basket established by development partners. The fund which was started to provide well-coordinated support to various entities …

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Parliament, UNICEF commit to protecting children

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has appreciated the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for its continuous support and willingness to partner with Parliament through the Parliamentary Forum for Children. Oulanyah said this while meeting a UNICEF delegation led the Country Director, Dr Mohamed El …

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MPs to probe sugarcane growing in Bugoma forest

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has directed Members of Parliament on the committee of Natural Resources to probe the degradation of Bugoma forest after parts of it were allocated for sugarcane growing. Bunyoro kingdom in 2016 gave away 22 square miles of Bugoma Central …

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Privileges of MPs are limited – Oulanyah

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has said that there is nothing Parliament can do regarding the arrest of Kawempe North MP Muhammad Ssegirinya and Makindye West MP Allan Ssewanyana. On Tuesday, the Masaka Chief Magistrate’s Court charged and remanded the two MPs to Kitalya …

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