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MPs want voter verification exercise reviewed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah has urged the Electoral Commission to review the on-going voter verification exercise to ensure all eligible people vote in the 2021 general elections. Oulanyah made the appeal on Wednesday after Arua Woman Member of Parliament Maurine Osoru raised a matter …

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Parliament adopts commitment to be honest, ethical

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Members of Parliament have adopted a commitment to be honest, uphold ethical values in all dealings and refuse to elicit or accept any bribe. The commitment signed on behalf of Parliament by the Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah also pledges that henceforth, Parliament shall provide …

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Gov’t to borrow UGX 2.4 trillion from Stanbic, Trade Bank

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Government has plans to borrow 2.43 trillion shillings to finance a budget shortfall realized a few months into the current financial year. According to a domestic loan request presented to Parliament on Wednedsay, government says that out of the 2.43 trillion Shillings, Euros 300 …

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MPs demand boundaries for proposed cities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Members of Parliament have asked the Ministry of Local government to present clear boundaries for the proposed 15 cities. The cities include Arua, Mbarara, Gulu, Jinja, Fort Portal, Masaka and Mbale. Others are Hoima, Lira, Entebbe, Soroti, Nakasongola, Kabale, Moroto and Wakiso. The call followed …

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MP Amoding retables sexual offences bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Kumi Woman MP Monica Amoding has re-tabled before Parliament the Sexual Offences Bill nine months after a stalemate that forced the Bill to be re-written. The Bill seeks to consolidate laws relating to sexual offences and provide procedural and evidential requirements during trial of sexual …

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Oulanyah discusses border conflict with Rwandan Speaker

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah and Rwanda’s Parliament Speaker Donatile Mukabalisa has urged MPs from both countries to intervene in the border conflict. Uganda and Rwanda have for the last months experienced tensions with the later closing the border in February amid …

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Oulanyah asks EU to respect sovereignty of African states

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah has appealed to the European Union (EU) to respect the sovereignty of African states. Oulayah says the EU has continuously influenced how African countries define democracy, saying that whilst many African states are independent, they cannot …

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IUEA wins University debate competition

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The International University of East Africa has emerged winners of the 7th edition of the University Debate competitions. The theme of the debate held at Gulu University was “Voter 21”. Under this theme students discussed, interrogated and analyzed how the youth can be empowered …

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