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Opposition MPs protest continued violation of human rights

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of the Opposition in Parliament protested the continued violation of rights of Ugandans by staging a walkout from the plenary session. The MPs led by the Leader of the Opposition, Mathias Mpuuga, on Thursday, 03 February 2022 asked the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among …

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Gov’t tables Shs4.7 trillion supplementary budget

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Finance in charge of General Duties, Henry Musasizi, has tabled the Supplementary Appropriation (No. 4) Bill, 2021 for first reading amidst concerns from the Opposition about the utilisation of the previous requests. The bill seeks to provide for supplementary appropriation …

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Parliament lauds Mutebile for service above self

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have extoled the late Prof. Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile for what they termed as an immeasurable dedication to the growth of the economy of Uganda. The Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja, presented to a Parliament a Motion to eulogize Mutebile, who served as the …

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Mpuuga seeks urgent parliamentary sitting on fuel crisis

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of Opposition (LOP) Mathias Mpuuga has written to the Speaker of Parliament seeking an urgent parliamentary sitting to discuss the ongoing fuel crisis in the country. Mpuuga’s request is carried in a letter dated January 19, in which he highlights that several …

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Kyagulanyi denies disagreements in NUP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The President of the National Unity Platform-NUP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has described as propaganda the news that there is infighting within the party. Kyagulanyi, the runner-up of the 2021 presidential election says the government is the source of the propaganda which is intended to divert the …

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Mpuuga denies existence of divisions in NUP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of Opposition in Parliament who also doubles as the National Unity Platform-NUP deputy President for Buganda, Mathias Mpuuga has vehemently denied the existence of disagreements within their party. Speaking to Uganda Radio Network-URN at his office at Parliament in Kampala, the Nyendo-Mukungwe division Member …

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LOP pledges on better researched debate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Opposition in Parliament will debate from a better researched and informed point of view going forward, their leader pledged. Mathias Mpuuga, the Leader of the Opposition (LOP) and also Nyendo-Mukungwe Division MP, was speaking at a dinner he hosted for his Cabinet and the …

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NUP leaders clash on best approach to challenging Museveni’s rule

Masaka, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP leadership is split over the approach that can appropriately be used to dislodge President Yoweri Museveni from power. Although the party contested the election results in a petition that was prematurely withdrawn from court, its leadership is now faced with divergent …

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Parliament directs on formation of Communications Tribunal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker, Anita Among, has tasked government to expedite the establishment of the Communications Tribunal. The tribunal is mandated to handle complaints relating to the decisions of the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) as provided under Sections 60 and 64 of the UCC Act. “I …

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LOP Mpuuga welcomes US sanctions against CMI boss

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of Opposition in Parliament Mathias Mpuuga, has welcomed the US sanctions against Maj Gen Abel Kandiho, the Commander of the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence-CMI. On Tuesday, the US Department of Treasury implicated Kandiho and other CMI officers for the arrest, detention and physical …

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