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Court summons Mukesh over payment of election petition costs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | High Court in Kampala has summoned Mukesh Shukla Babubhai, the former Nakawa West Parliamentary candidate to explain why he shouldn’t be jailed for failure to pay costs arising from his election petition. According to the summons issued by the High Court Civil Division Deputy Registrar, …

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CID probes city law firm over UGX 2Bn compensation scam

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in Parliament has been tasked to investigate two lawyers for their role in the 2 billion shilling land compensation scandal. The Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities, and State Enterprises (COSASE) chaired by Joel Ssenyonyi, is investigating the circumstances under which a …

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NUP faults EC for suspending women council elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform has lashed out at the Electoral Commission for suspending the women council and committee elections over lack of funds. According to NUP spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi, the suspension of the women council and committee elections may be a well-orchestrated plan by the …

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Kibalama claims NUP leadership, opens parallel offices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fresh trouble is brewing in the National Unity Platform, Uganda’s youngest political party following a decision by founding member Moses Kibalama, to claim full party ownership. Kibalama’s faction has opened a parallel office in Kabowa city suburbs in Rubaga division. The group has warned the …

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Kyagulanyi orders NUP MPs to return UGX 40M handout

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have each been given 40 million Shillings for unknown reasons at a time when the country is grappling with ever-increasing commodity prices. Speaking to Uganda Radio Network, a dozen of MPs majority of whom asked for anonymity to speak freely on the issue, …

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COSASE tasks claimants to put bribery allegations in writing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) has tasked beneficiaries of the Shs10.6 billion land compensation to put their bribery allegations against Uganda Land Commission chairperson, in writing. Representatives from the Kosia Rwabukurukuru family told legislators on the Committee that Beatrice Byenkya Nyakaisiki …

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Muhakanizi distances self from Shs10.6 billion compensation funds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former Secretary to the Treasury (PSST), Keith Muhakanizi has distanced himself from the processes that saw the disbursement of supplementary funds by the Finance Ministry for land compensations. Muhakanizi said that he was on sick leave during the process of the payments adding that his …

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Land Commission officials face corruption allegations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Officials at the Uganda Land Commission (ULC) have been accused of asking for bribes in order to pay out compensation for land. Geoffrey Mugisa, one of the registered proprietors and claimants of the Shs10.6 billion supplementary budget allocated to facilitate the land owners who sold …

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ULC probe: IGG Kamya on the spot over UGX 10.6Bn supplementary budget

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former Minister of Lands, Housing, and Urban Development, Beti Kamya came under fire from the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises-COSASE, on Wednesday when she was tasked to explain how she initiated a supplement budget of Shillings 10.6 billion to offset six …

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Interpol receives notice for ULC secretary Barbara Imaryo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have resolved to involve the International Criminal Police Organization-Interpol, to hunt down Barbara Imaryo, the Uganda Land Commission-ULC secretary who is wanted to face accountability probe. Led by their Committee chairperson Joel Ssenyonyi, the lawmakers on the Parliamentary Commission, Statutory Authority and …

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