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LoP lobbies for improved capitation grant in gov’t primary schools

Joel Ssenyonyi is disappointed that some UPE schools have not yet received the Capitation Grant. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, (LoP), Joel Ssenyonyi, has called on the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development to increase the capitation grant for government-aided primary schools, saying …

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Mpuuga cautions Leader of Opposition against pettiness

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The outgoing Leader of Opposition, Mathias Mpuuga Nsamba, has cautioned his replacement; Joel Ssenyonyi against petty arguments that may distract him from executing the responsibilities of his new assignment. Last week, the National Unity Platform-NUP, made changes in their parliamentary leadership, naming Ssenyonyi as the …

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KCCA on the spot over failed recruitment exercise

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) are angry with Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) leaders over returning Shs13 billion meant for recruitment of health workers to the Consolidated Fund. Committee Chairperson, Joel Ssenyonyi said there is a shortage …

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KCCA tasked on delayed pay of casual workers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Committee on Public Accounts – Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) has put Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA)’s technical team to task over delayed payment of causal workers who have gone for months without pay. Led by KCCA Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka, the technical …

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NUP backs ANT’s Alice Alaso in Serere by-election

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP will back the Alliance for National Transformation-ANT candidate, Alice Alaso in the Serere County Parliamentary by-election. Speaking at a media briefing on Tuesday, the NUP Spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi said that while two party members, Jerry Okello, and Joel Obore, expressed interest …

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COSASE orders forensic audit of Entebbe Express Highway Maintenance costs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises – COSASE has recommended a forensic audit of the 918 million Shillings’ monthly maintenance for the 51.5km Kampala-Entebbe Expressway. The recommendation stems from a probe report of COSASE conducted in November 2022 following the report of …

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‘Investigate management of Kampala-Entebbe Expressway’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) has recommended a special audit in the maintenance of the Kampala-Entebbe Expressway. This recommendation was made in a report presented by the Committee Chairperson, Joel Ssenyonyi on the Auditor General’s report on Uganda National Roads Authority …

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MPs probe UNRA over UGX 35 billion per kilometre for expressway

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Committee on Public Accounts – Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) has asked the Uganda National Roads Authority to explain the cost of the 51-kilometre Kampala-Entebbe Expressway. In a probe over queries raised by the Auditor General, the committee noted that the Shs35 billion …

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COSASE probes UNRA over alleged extortion at weighbridges

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises-COSASE, has resolved to probe the Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA for allegedly extorting money from truck drivers at weighbridges. Joel Ssenyonyi, the Committee chairperson said that while UNRA is struggling to raise funds for the construction of …

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