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‘Focus on the ordinary Ugandan’, Oulanyah tells UHRC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, has urged government agencies to focus their research studies and recommendations on the plight of the common man. According to the Speaker, a number of reports presented by agencies to Parliament do not adequately capture the concerns and issues …

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Human Rights Commission condemns Kampala twin bombings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Human Rights Commission has condemned suicide bomb attacks that happened on Tuesday in Kampala. The bomb blasts happened at the Central Police Station and around IPS building along Parliament Avenue. Government has blamed the attack on the Allied Democratic Forces-ADF. Six people have …

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EU Ambassadors, Human Rights Commission meet over DGF suspension

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Human Rights Commission is unable to perform some of its core functions since the suspension of the Democratic Governance Facility-DGF. The commission is one of the entities that initially received funding from DGF, the single biggest donor basket established by development partners to …

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Chief Justice warns human rights commissioners against favoritism

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo has advised the newly appointed Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC chairperson, Mariam Wangadya, to dispense justice to all Ugandans without favoritism. Owiny-Dollo made the remarks on Wednesday evening while presiding over the swearing in of the newly appointed five members of …

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New UHRC chairperson, commissioners pledge swift investigations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The newly appointed Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) chairperson, Mariam Wangadya has committed to ensuring quick investigations for cases of human rights violations. Wangadya made the comments shortly after appearing before the Appointments Committee of Parliament for vetting. The committee approved Wangadya together with four …

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IGG asks MPs exiting parliament to declare wealth

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspectorate of Government (IG) has asked Members of Parliament and other leaders who were not re-elected to declare their wealth even as they exit their offices. On Wednesday, the IG launched the module for exit declaration which enables leaders who are ceasing to serve …

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Anti-graft agencies outline progress in corruption fight

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Anti-corruption government agencies have detailed strides made in the fight against corruption and measures taken to curb the vice. During a conference to mark the International Anti-corruption day in Kampala, the agencies outlined their achievements and progress in fighting corruption. The conference was held under …

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