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MPs call for wider consultations on proposed 7 year term

As Parliament continues to debate the report of the committee on Legal & Parliamentary Affairs on the Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2019. MPs agree with:  Reinstatement of Presidential term limits; A section have rejected the proposal to increase term limits for civil servants including MPs from 5 to 7 years. Kampala, …

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MPs considering constitutional amendment to recognize Maragoli tribe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee has started considering the Constitutional Amendment Bill seeking the recognition of the Maragoli as one of the indigenous tribes in Uganda. Kibanda South MP Jack Odur Lutanywa, the mover of the Bill on Tuesday defended the bill before the …

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MPs divided on bill seeking to address regional imbalance in appointments

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee are divided over a proposed bill seeking to provide an instrument for addressing regional imbalances in recruitment, appointment and promotion of persons in public offices. The proposal is under a Constitutional Amendment Bill tabled before …

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Gov’t asked to expedite passing of sexual offences law

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Interfaith organizations have asked the government to speed up the passing into law of the Sexual Offences Bill to reduce the rising cases of gender-based violence in the country. The bill was re-tabled last year in November by Kumi Woman MP Monica Amoding nine …

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MPs disagree on removal of army representatives from parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament sitting on the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee have urged the House to reject a proposal by the Opposition to remove the army from being represented in parliament. The army is among the special interest groups currently represented in Parliament. The others …

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Opposition tables Constitution Amendment Bill

✳ Remove of army  representation ✳ Restrict Ministers to 21 ✳ Repeal office of RDCs ✳ Repeal office of Prime Minister ✳ Reinstate Presidential term limits ✳ Involve judiciary in appointing Electoral Commission member Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Opposition has tabled the Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2019. Bukoto …

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EC wants powers to ban presidential candidates who flout electoral laws

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission (EC) Chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama has sought a provision giving them power to ban campaigns of any presidential candidate who flouts electoral laws and guidelines. Byabakama was on Thursday appearing before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee that is currently collecting views …

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