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Opposition MPs vow to boycott plenary until colleagues are released

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Opposition legislators in parliament have vowed to shun plenary until the Kawempe North Member of parliament, Muhammad Ssegirinya and his Makindye West counterpart, Allan Ssewanyana are released. The joint security task force re-arrested Ssegirinya on Monday this week shortly after his release from Kigo prison …

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Oulanyah suspends house over re-arrest of MPs Ssewanyana, Ssegirinya

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has tasked the government to present a statement explaining the re-arrest of Kawempe North MP, Muhammad Ssegirinya and Makindye West MP, Allan Ssewanyana shortly after their release by courts on bail. He issued the directives during the plenary on …

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Opposition against gov’t plans to track private cars

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The plan by government to digitally track vehicles has suffered an onslaught from Shadow Internal Affairs Minister, Abdallah Kiwanuka and opposition MPs, who termed the move illegal. Global Systems LLC, a security and IT systems firm, was single sourced to install digital trackers on private cars …

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LOP calls for enhanced funding to health sector

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, Mathias Mpuuga, has urged the government to increase budget allocations to the health sector. Presiding over at a fundraising for Kyambala health centre III in Bukulula sub county, Kalungu district, Mpuuga took note of the challenges dogging the …

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Opposition still focused on regime change – Mpuuga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of Opposition in Parliament Mathias Mpuuga has reiterated that they have not lost focus on causing regime change in Uganda. Mpuuga made the statement while addressing journalists at parliament as he marked 100 days in office. He was appointed into the office by …

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Mpuuga calls for opposition unity as he marks 100 days in office

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of Opposition in Parliament Mathias Mpuuga has called for unity among the opposition in Parliament to achieve a common goal. Mpuuga was on Wednesday speaking to journalists at Parliament as he marked 100 days in office. The Opposition in Parliament is led by …

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IMF explains USD 1Bn Covid-19 loan facility to Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Officials from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have explained the recently approved US Dollars 1 billion extended credit facility for Uganda to support the post Covid-19 recovery. The officials made the explanation on Monday afternoon during a meeting between the Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Mathias …

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NUP demands quick investigations and trial of its MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | National Unity Platform-NUP has demanded for quicker investigations and trial of the two detained party members of parliament, Muhammad Ssegirinya and Allan Ssewanyana implicated in the Masaka killings. On Tuesday, the Masaka Chief Magistrate’s Court charged the Kawempe North Member of Parliament Muhammed Ssegirinya and …

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LOP mourns Archbishop Lwanga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, Mathias Mpuuga has paid tribute to the late Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga, the Archbishop of the Orthodox Church in Uganda who died in Athens, Greece on Sunday. The 76-year-old prelate reportedly died of prostate cancer. Addressing mourners during an …

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Parliaments must not shy away from political governance issues – LOP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of the Opposition (LOP) in Parliament, Mathias Mpuuga has called on African and Asian legislatures to address the political governance issues in their respective countries if the two continents are to improve their citizen’s quality of life. Mpuuga made the remarks on Thursday evening …

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