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Speaker Among rallies lawmakers on research based performance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Anita Among has rallied legislators to undertake in-depth research to enrich their input and add value to the country’s legislative processes. She made the call while addressing lawmakers at the opening of the three-day training seminar for members of the 11th …

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MPs conclude peace mission in Karamoja

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators from Karamoja have concluded their tour in the region to preach peace in the wake of the increasing insecurity resulting from cattle raids. The security in the region is fragile due to the proliferation of illegal firearms entering the region from South Sudan. The …

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Supreme Court stays ejection of legislators from new municipalities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Supreme Court has stayed the execution of a Constitutional Court judgment annulling the election of legislators from six newly created municipalities. The affected legislators were Patrick Ocan from Apac Municipality, Dr Elioda Tumwesigye, Sheema Municipality, Tarsis Rwaburindore Bishanga, Ibanda Municipality, Hashim Sulaiman, Nebbi …

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Rules committee chairperson defends committee work

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  During each session of parliament, the Speaker of parliament directs the Rules, Discipline and Privileges Committee to investigate allegations of misconduct against some legislators. The committee is mandated to investigate complaints of contempt of parliament, breach of privileges and indiscipline among others. The Committee conducts …

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Controversy over renaming parliament institute after speaker Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Parliament is divided over the proposal to name the Institute of Parliamentary Studies after the Speaker, Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga. In a plenary session on Tuesday evening chaired by Kadaga, the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs committee advised that the bill be passed without renaming the bill, …

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Teso wants police force name changed to police service

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  A number of people from Teso want the name of the Uganda Police Force changed to Uganda Police Service. This follows Constitutional Amendments, 2019 proposals spearheaded by the opposition Members of Parliament. The team, recently in Soroti has triggered a debate on proposal, with many …

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MPs seek penalties for motorists who splash water on pedestrians

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | A cross-section of legislators is proposing penalties against drivers who splash water on pedestrians.  Such incidences have been common, in parts of Kampala, where a number of roads are covered in potholes, logged with water and poor drainage systems. In some instances, drivers who splash …

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We must sanction perpetual absentee committee members -Opposition whip

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament should devise sanctions for legislators who skip committee meetings, according to the Opposition Chief Whip, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda. This stems from a report on the performance of parliamentary committees, which listed more than 100 legislators as perpetual absentees. The report covered the period …

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