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Court upholds victory of Rujumbura County MP Jim Muhwezi

  Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kabale has upheld the victory of Security Minister Jim Katugugu Muhwezi, as Rujumbura County Member of Parliament and that of Wilfred Niwagaba, as Ndorwa East County Member of Parliament. The petition against Muhwezi, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party flag …

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Gov’t asked to pay vehicle tracking fees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lawmakers want government to review a plan to charge Ugandans an extra cost on motor vehicle and motorcycle number plates under an agreement with a Russian Company, Joint Stock Company Global Security that was procured to implement the Intelligence Transport Monitoring System (ITMS). On 23 July …

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MP want curfew lifted to avert insecurity in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Committee of Defence and Internal Affairs have asked the government to consider relaxing curfew restrictions in Masaka sub-region to enable the community to respond to cases of insecurity. The committee is in Masaka region following the recent attacks that have …

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FDC doubts gov’t commitment to solving greater Masaka security crisis

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | If government security agencies managed largely to pacify Somalia, deploy in Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Central African Republic among other countries, why is it taking long to decisively deal with bijambiya (machete) murders in greater Masaka region? Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) …

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Muhwezi explains role in controversial vehicle tracking deal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Security Maj. Gen. Jim Muhwezi has denied any influence in the signing of the contract between the government and a Russian company to install digital monitoring systems in all motorcycles and vehicles. Muhwezi on Thursday presented a personal statement on the floor of …

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Rujumbura runner-up wants Jim Muhwezi’s win annulled

Rukungiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fred Turyamuhweza Tumuheirwe, the opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party candidate who lost the 2021 Rujumbura County member of parliament election in Rukungiri district has today petitioned court for the nullification of Jim Katugugu Muhwezi’s win. Katugugu who was the National Resistance Movement -NRM party …

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Over 150 NRM members defect to FDC in Rujumbura

Rujumbura, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Over 150 National Resistance Movement card holders in Kanyankyende parish, Bugangari sub- County in Rukungiri district have defected to the opposition Forum for Democratic Change. The defectors, came from all 6 cells of Kanyankende parish and  they all handed over their party cards to the …

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Rukungiri gears up for Museveni campaign visit

Rukungiri, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of National Resistance Movement-NRM party supporters have poured in the streets of Rukungiri town ahead of presidential candidate, Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s campaign meeting. The NRM supporters are riding around on motorcycles fully dressed in the yellow party t-shirts and carrying flags. The former …

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