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Parliament tasks finance ministry to investigate platinum credit, bayport

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has tasked the Finance Ministry to investigate Platinum Credit Limited and Bayport for alleged exploitation of borrowers. Platinum Credit Limited is a micro finance company that offers emergency loans to borrowers among others. Bayport on the hand offers short term loans, medium-term loans, …

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Violence in NRM primaries sets bad precedent-Opposition

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Members of Parliament in the opposition have expressed concern about the violence witnessed in the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party primaries.  On Friday, NRM conducted its parliamentary primary election in which party members chose flag bearers for different constituencies ahead of the 2021 general …

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MPs oppose gov’t move to charge for COVID-19 tests

Kampala,  Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | A section of Members of Parliament has disagreed with a move by the government to start charging for COVOD-19 tests effective today, September 1.   The Ministry of Health indicated last week that truck drivers, people in need of knowing their COVID-19 status, government and public …

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Five DP MPs reject calls to defect, focus on rebuilding party

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The five legislators from the Democratic Party who never joined the exodus to the National Unity Platform are now focusing their efforts on rebuilding the party. Their resolve follows the defection of 11 members of the party to the platform, a new political outfit …

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MPs express mixed reactions to state of nation address

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Members of Parliament have expressed mixed views on the State of the Nation Address.  Some MPs said that the President did not offer a clear strategy on how to save the economy from the effects of covid-19 while others say he gave hope to Ugandans.  …

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Acholi MPs want Elegu town put under quarantine for 21 days

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Members of Parliament from Acholi want the Government to put Elegu Town Council in Amuru district under quarantine for 21 days.  According to the MPs following the emergence of several cases of truck drivers testing positive at the Elegu border post between Uganda and South Sudan, …

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