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TWAWEZA: 70% Ugandans can’t access government information

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Up to 70 percent of citizens can’t access information on local government budgets, laws and projects. This is according to latest findings of the report generated from a qualitative research study conducted by Twaweza between December 2018 and March 2019. The study targeted senior …

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Women MPs push for implementation of laws, resolutions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT The 3rd Deputy Chairperson of the Women Caucus at the Pan African Parliament, Anifa Kawooya, has called for the follow up and implementation of the numerous laws and resolutions passed by national assemblies and conferences that are geared towards the respect of women’s rights. Kawooya, who …

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Commonwealth MPs want powers to scrutinise passed laws

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Commonwealth Parliamentarians have made it clear there is need for authority to scrutinize laws they pass in order to check effectiveness. The legislators currently meeting at the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) at Speke Resort Munyonyo, were yesterday engaged in a workshop themed “Post …

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Opposition threatens to table own electoral reforms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The opposition in parliament has revealed plans to table proposed amendments to different electoral laws amidst accusations that government is unwilling to do so. It follows a statement, that they say is incomplete, by the Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister, Kahinda Otafiire to parliament …

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Museveni challenges media on land law ammendments

Mbarara, Uganda | PPU |  President Yoweri Museveni has called on the media to contribute to the development of the country by providing Ugandans with the right information. Speaking at Radio West, one of Vision Group’s radio and TV stations, President Museveni said that instead of informing Ugandans about government projects and how the …

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LIVE: Museveni delivers State of the Nation Address 2017

In fulfillment of the constitutional requirement under Article101 (1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda,  President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday delivered the State of the Nation Address, 2017. The president mainly gave accountability on particular government commitments and  appraised the country of the plans and strategies for the …

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Law scholars drag govt to court demanding law on abortions

Two Makerere University law dons have dragged government to the Constitutional Court accusing it of failing to put in place laws legalizing abortions. Prof. Ben Twinomugisha and Dr. Rose Nakayi together of Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD)  have asked the court to issue an order compelling the …

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VIDEO: Judiciary condemns re-arrests at courts

VIDEO: Uganda’s Chief Justice has said re-arrests of suspects within court premises demeans the national cause for justice and shows that the country still has a long way to go in the struggle to achieve rule of law. He said this while speaking at the opening of the 2017 new law year …

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VIDEO: Amongi explains new plans on govt land acquisition

VIDEO: Government has finalized a move to amend article 26 of the constitution and pave way for smoother acquisition of private land so as to ensure government projects are not slowed down. According to the Cabinet Minister for Lands Betty Amongi Akena, government loses Shs900bn interest rates on loans, whenever the …

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