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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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Committee needs UGX 200m for regional consultations on electoral reforms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee will need 200 million shillings to facilitate regional consultations on the recently tabled electoral reforms. The reforms were tabled by the government through the Presidential Elections (Amendment) Bill, the Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Bill, the Electoral Commission (Amendment) Bill, …

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MPs task Attorney General on Supreme Court recommendations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee has directed Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana to present reforms that were recommended by the Supreme Court since 2001. The Committee Chairperson Markson Jacob Oboth-Oboth made the directive on Tuesday during an interface with Mwesigwa who appeared alongside Justice …

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