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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 Although the party contested the election results in a petition that was prematurely withdrawn from court, its leadership is now faced with divergent …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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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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