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Opposition tasks gov’t on continued doctors strike

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Opposition in Parliament has asked the government to treat the ongoing strike by doctors as a matter of urgency. Batuwa Timothy Lusala, the Shadow Minister for Health raised the issue during the afternoon plenary sitting. In his statement, the Jinja South Division West MP …

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LOP tasks gov’t on schools reopening, financing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has been urged to allow private schools access a defined percentage of the already disbursed US $285 million capitation grant for renovation of schools in preparation for teaching and learning. The Minister for Education and Sports recently announced that all schools in the country would …

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Gov’t asked to do more to fight corruption

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have called upon the government to improve its efforts in fighting corruption as the country commemorates International Anti-Corruption Day. This came as a response to a statement from the Minister of State for Ethics and Integrity, Rose Lilly Akello, who stated that …

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Forget about unfulfilled NRM pledges, LOP tells Luwero residents

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of Opposition in Parliament Mathias Mpuuga, has advised residents of Luwero district to stop chasing for unfulfilled pledges and join forces to rescue the country. National Resistance Army fighters waged a guerrilla war from Greater Luwero from 1981-1986, and thousand of lives as …

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MPs to probe agreement with Russian car tracking company

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament is to examine the agreement between Uganda and Global Security JSC, a Russian company that was awarded a 10-year contract to install digital monitoring systems in all motorcycles and vehicles in Uganda. This follows a motion by Tororo Woman MP Sarah Opendi, who said …

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Leader of Opposition casts doubt on mining law amendment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Opposition in Parliament has raised a red flag on the proposed amendment of the Mining Act (2003), to give the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development sweeping powers over the country’s natural resources. While meeting artisan miners at Nakyooga in Kabale district’s Kamuganguzi sub …

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Increase funding to political party forum – LOP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Opposition in Parliament has called for increased funding to the National Consultative Forum in a bid to empower it in fast-tracking its statutory mandate under the Political Parties Organizations Act. The Opposition says enhanced funding will improve operations of the Forum and build capacities …

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Police disperse NUP supporters in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The venue for the Masaka Diocesan day at Kitovu Sports Arena, was a scene of running battles between police and supporters of the National Unity Platform-NUP who were gathering to catch a glimpse of Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu. Kyagulanyi and Members of Parliament from Masaka sub …

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Legislators to meet education minister over school reopening

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament will on Wednesday, 24 November 2021, meet to express their concerns about the reopening of schools. The outcome of the consultative meeting, convened by the First Lady and Minister for Education and Sports, Janet Kataha Museveni, inform government’s position on the reopening. …

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Parliament business suspended following city explosions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Clerk to Parliament, Adolf Mwesige has suspended today’s plenary following explosions at the IPS building opposite Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA and the quarter guard at CPS Kampala this morning. “I have been directed by the Rt. Hon. Deputy Speaker of Parliament to inform you …

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