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KYAGULANYI: Giving up on elections benefits the NRM

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has said the National Unity Platform, the party he leads as its president still believes in elections as one of the steps of the whole process through which to change government in Uganda. Speaking today following the defeat of his party candidate …

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Entebbe Airport contract with China okay, says Attorney General

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Attorney General, Kiryowa Kiwanuka, has told Parliament that Uganda is able to fulfill its duties and contractual obligations in the US$ 200m Entebbe Airport Agreement between the Government and the Export-Import Bank of China. Kiwanuka was appearing before the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities …

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MP on the spot over purchase of Nsambya railway land

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbarara North Division MP, Robert Mwesigwa Rukaari, has been given a week’s ultimatum by the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprise to provide evidence of purchase of Nsambya railway land. Rukaari, who was appearing before the committee on Tuesday, 30 November 2021, shocked …

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ULC on the spot over land allocation to investors

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament are investigating circumstances under which the Uganda Lands Commission (ULC) allocated Uganda Railways land in Nsambya to investors in excess of what was to be given. The Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authority and State Enterprise (COSASE) chaired by Joel Ssenyonyi, is probing the …

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MPs summon land commission over sale of railway land

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have summoned the Uganda Land Commission (ULC) over the sale of Nsambya and Port Bell land belonging to Uganda Railways Corporation. The Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterpsrise (COSASE) chaired by Nakawa West MP Joel Ssenyonyi was on Thursday meeting …

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Has NUP done enough to get Ugandan political prisoners freed?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | “For activism, you get a point of contact. You can’t have a T-shirt that has hundreds of prisoners. It’s impractical,” Joel Ssenyonyi, the National Unity Platform spokesperson and Nakawa West legislator argued in an interview with URN. Ssenyonyi’s argument is in defence of what ostensibly …

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Legislators query UCAA over management of Arua airport

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Management of Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) has been put on the spot over procurement of airport furniture and other supplies worth shs243 million. Sam Wonekha, the General Manager for regional airports at UCCA, told a committee of Parliament that the procurement was for lounge …

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NUP denies plans of holding nationwide demonstrations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP, the biggest opposition political party has denied having any plans to hold national wide demonstrations. Speaking to the media today in Kampala, Joel Ssenyonyi, the spokesperson of NUP said if they had any such plans they would have announced them publicly …

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Newly acquired locomotives incompatible with Uganda’s old rail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament want a probe into the condition of four newly acquired locomotives by Uganda Railways Corporation following concerns that they are incompatible with the rail. Uganda Railways Corporation-URC acquired four refurbished locomotives from South African manufacturer, Grindrond Rail in August this year, as part …

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NUP to defy forced Covid-19 vaccination for MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP, the party with the largest number of opposition legislators has said it is going to defy the Deputy Speaker’s order banning all unvaccinated people from accessing parliament. Last week, Anita Among, the deputy speaker said that nobody including MPs, support staff …

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