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Ministerial team mediating Kadaga, Oulanyah conflict

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Plans are ongoing, to reconcile the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga and the Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah as bickering between the two senior leaders of Parliament heightens.   The two leaders have had a bitter relationship since 2016 when Oulanyah sought to contest for the position …

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Deputy speaker Oulanyah unbothered about chairing house

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has said that he does not see any problem with his absence as chair of the plenary, saying he will resume when asked to do so. Oulanyah was speaking to the press about his candidature for the position …

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Parliament expunges 10bn displeasure motion against Oulanyah

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has expunged from its record a displeasure motion against the Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah. The motion was passed at the height of controversies on the allocation of 10 billion Shillings that was given to the institution for interventions to control the spread of coronavirus …

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Oulanyah hands over UGX 20m to Omoro COVID-19 task force

Omoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has handed over 20 million Shillings to Omoro district task force for coronavirus (COVID-19). The money was part of the controversial 10 billion government supplementary budget allocated to Parliament as facilitation to the lawmakers to conduct public …

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Parliament defies Museveni on sugar bill again

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has sent the sugar bill back to President Museveni in its current form. Although Parliament passed the bill excluding zoning of sugar cane farmers, President declined to assent to the bill saying the absence of zoning in the sugar industry would kill the economy. …

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Oulanyah defends Uganda on political inclusion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda ranks among the top countries in the Commonwealth in promoting political inclusiveness, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah has told a conference in London. “Uganda goes an extra step by creating district representation specifically for women. Women, youth and people with disabilities are …

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Parliament suspends implementation of new lower Secondary curriculum

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has halted the implementation of the revised lower secondary curriculum, which among others scraps termly examinations. The decision followed an extensive debate on the ministerial statement presented by the Primary Education State Minister, Rosemary Sseninde on the matter during plenary on Tuesday. Last …

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Deputy speaker asks MPs Otto, Akol to formally resolve grievances

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah has asked Aruu Member of Parliament Odonga Otto, and Kilak North MP Anthony Akol to resolve their grievances formally. Odonga Otto was rushed to Nakasero hospital on Thursday after allegedly being punched by the Kilak North Member of …

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Oulanyah summons Education Minister over revised curriculum

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah has summoned the Education Minister to address Parliament about the revised lower secondary curriculum scrapping term examinations. Oulanyah made the directive on Friday after Igara East MP Michael Mawanda questioned several issues in the revised curriculum whose implementation starts next …

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