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Oulanyah cites opposition defections to NRM as useless and meaningless

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has criticized opposition defections to the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party as useless and meaningless. Oulanyah who defected from UPC to NRM in 2006 said that the defections are only geared towards monetary benefits from members of …

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COVID-19 helped parliament perform better – Oulanyah

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The COVID-19 pandemic helped the Parliament to overcome quorum crisis that had dogged the legislative processes. Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah says while the COVID-19 crisis has had devastating effects on the lives of Ugandans, it has provided opportunity for Parliament to review its …

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SGS records UGX 74Bn loss

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Societe Generale de Surveillance (SGS) the company contracted to conduct the mandatory vehicle inspection has reported a loss of 74 Billion Shillings. The loss was incurred when the company’s activities were suspended by Parliament in 2017.  According to a letter seen by Uganda Radio …

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Cecelia Ogwal regrets condemning Museveni on lockdown

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Dokolo Woman MP Cecilia Ogwal has said she is remorseful for condemning President Museveni over the closure of churches during the lockdown. Ogwal was today Speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast with the theme “God will heal and protect the land” held at State …

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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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