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Gov’t tasked to explain progress on provision of sanitary pads

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah has tasked the Ministry of Education and Sports to present a report within three months on the progress on government’s plan to provide sanitary pads to school girls in primary school. Oulanyah made the directive on Tuesday …

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Opposition cleared to present electoral reforms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has allowed the Opposition to present their electoral reform proposals. In January, the Shadow Attorney-General Wilfred Niwagaba and Ndorwa East MP gave notice to Parliament on his intention to introduce a private members bill entitled the constitutional …

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Oulanyah directs MPs to visit safe houses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has directed the Human Rights Committee of Parliament to visit safe houses. The directive follows a meeting between the Human rights committee chaired by Janepher Nantume Egunyu and the Minister for Security Elly Tumwine on Wednesday. During …

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Oulanyah hails Golola for elevating kickboxing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah has pledged to support the transformation of the Golola talent academy to help nurture kickboxing and other sports among youths. He made the pledge while hosting Moses Golola who emerged victor at a no-title challenge fight at …

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Museveni hails former Acholi deputy paramount Chief Lugai

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has hailed the fallen former Deputy Paramount Chief of Acholi George William Lugai. In a brief message read to mourners by the Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah on Friday, Museveni said he knew Lugai as a mediator who worked …

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Bobi Wine’s appearance at Lugai’s funeral angers Oulanyah

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The presence of Kyadondo East Legislator Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine’s at the funeral of former Deputy Paramount Chief of Acholi William George Lugai angered Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah. Thousands of mourners gathered to bid farewell to the fallen Acholi Chief in …

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 Oulanyah defers debate on opposition electoral reforms bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah has deferred debate by the opposition seeking to introduce electoral amendments. Oulanyah’s ruling followed a motion by Shadow Attorney-General Wilfred Niwagaba, seeking leave of Parliament to introduce a Private Members Bill entitled ‘The Constitution (Amendment) Act, 2019’. The motion was seconded …

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Gov’t proposes ten years in jail for knocking dead road users

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new bill proposed by government wants motorists jailed for up to ten years for knocking dead other road users. The proposals contained in the Traffic and Road Safety (Amendment) Bill, 2019 push for an increase in fines and penalties for traffic offences including …

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Parliament to award best performing ministers – Oulanyah

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament will recognize Ministers who regularly attend to issues raised in the plenary session. Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah made the communication on Thursday saying that the award of certificates to the Ministers will not only help improve their attendance in Parliament but also send …

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