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Uganda Cranes wins awards

Since the National Team Uganda Cranes beat Comoros last year to qualify for the African Cup of Nations set to take place in Gabon, they have been making success after success. Goal Keeper Denis Masinde Onyango was recognized as the African player of the year 2016 based in Africa category …

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Tension as Kadaga adjourns parliament until Kavuma court order vacated

Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has adjourned parliament until a court order by the Constitutional Court halting any discussion on the “Presidential Handshake”  is vacated. “I cannot accept a situation where the court dictates how we operate and determine the order paper,” Kadaga said. “I direct the Attorney General to move …

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Speaker Kadaga assures Bunyoro on land

Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has assured the people of Kibaale district that government is going to buy off  land fromabsentee landlords to give it back to the people of Bunyoro. “Am aware of the pain the people of Bunyoro are going through over land, so we are going to work fast and see that the land fund comes into place so that the people are saved from the issue of absentee land Lords,” she said at a thanksgiving ceremony for Kibaale district Woman MP Noeline Basemera. Kadaga revealed that many of the land owners do not stay in Bunyoro and have never even reached there yet they possess titles, making people of Bunyoro squatters on their land. “We have had discussions with the Minister of Finance to see how we can get the land fund and we buy off the land so that the people of Bunyoro can rest and also get security of tenure,” she said. Kadaga also advised the people to be entrepreneurs since government had approved the construction of the road going to Kibaale. “Government has approved your road, so please have something you can be able to sell instead of counting the number of cars that have passed,” she said. She added that people should also embrace government programs to enhance themselves from poverty. “There are various government programs that you can embrace, programs like operation wealth creation, youth empowerment that can help you make money so that you become well off,” she said. She further request the Minister of finance Matia Kasaija to create a tree fund to increase the trees grown in Uganda. “Every where I go I find sacks of charcoal by the road sides which means there many trees that are being cut. Therefore we need the tree fund to save our environment by growing more trees,” said Kadaga **** editor@independent.co.ug Share on: WhatsApp

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KADAGA: Income Tax Amendment Bill is now law

Uganda Parliament Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has confirmed that the Income Tax Amendment Bill (copy bottom) is now law. Kadaga told parliament on Wednesday that technically, the law has been assented to despite President Yoweri Museveni returning the bill to parliament for the third time last month, seeking amendments. The Income Tax Bill …

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Kadaga assures EU, US envoys on pre-2021 electoral reforms

Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has assured development partners that the 10th parliament is committed to the enactment of necessary electoral reforms for credible elections in 2021. Kadaga revealed that she will write to Uganda’s attorney general on the need for quick introduction of electoral reforms, including all the recommendations from …

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Kadaga: End gender violence in elections

Chairperson of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Rebecca Kadaga has urged fellow legislators to help end violence targeted at women during elections. She said there are many incidents of women being  victims of election related violence compared to men, which indicates that women are often targeted not necessarily because of their …

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Rights Body investigates Kasese clashes

Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) has commenced investigations into the killings in Kasese that claimed over 60 people. UHRC issued a statement saying it will make public its findings as per a directive from the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga. The commission sent a team to Kasese on Nov 29 …

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Parliament defies President Museveni on income tax

Parliament on Tuesday defied President Yoweri Museveni’s directive to have the Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2016 amended to allow MPs’ allowances to be taxed. “The Committee recommends that the Tax Bill be passed in its current form, and be sent back to the president for assent,” Henry Musasizi, the chairperson …

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