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MPs demand list of Ugandans holding diplomatic passports

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Government Assurances Committee of Parliament has asked the Ministry of Internal Affairs to provide a list of 699 Ugandans holding diplomatic passports. The committee’s probe follows concerns of Ugandans holding diplomatic and official passports obtained through irregular channels. According to the committee chairperson …

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Labour exporters raise concern over reduction in issuance of passports

Ministry of Internal Affairs has reduced passport issuance from 1,500 daily to 500 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The immigration department has reduced the issuance of passports. Jacob Siminyu, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Internal Affairs says that passport issuance has been reduced from 1,500 daily to only 500. …

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200 conned in online job scam

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 280 Ugandans have lost more than 180 million shillings in an online job scam. The victims who are aged 18 to 30 years are crying foul after they were defrauded money ranging from 600,000 shillings to one million shillings as medical and Interpol …

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Ministry of Internal Affairs shifts passport picking centre to Kyambogo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The passport picking center has been shifted from the Ministry of Internal Affairs headquarters to Kyambogo where Face Technologies used to be located. Speaking to journalists at Naguru police headquarters, Jacob Siminyu, spokesperson of Immigration services said that in order to reduce the number of …

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One dead as minibus rams into immigration office perimeter wall

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One person has died and two others injured after a minibus driver lost control and knocked a motorcycle along the Kampala-Jinja road. The accident happened near the Ministry of Internal Affairs offices in Kampala on Friday. According to eyewitnesses, the Isuzu minibus registration number UAW-298N that …

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PAC demands accountability for UGX 2.8Bn UNDP funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament has directed the accounting officer in the Ministry of Internal Affairs to present performance and accountability reports regarding the funding of a UNDP supported project. The committee chaired by Budadiri West MP Nandala Mafabi was meeting Under-Secretary Lynette Bagonza …

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MPs want fees for emergency passports hiked

Nandala Mafabi wants the law amended to hike passport emergency application fees to 1 million or 1.5 million shillings except for medical emergencies and national service. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Public Accounts Committee have asked the Internal Affairs Ministry to hike fees for express …

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Issuance of passports, work permits resumes at immigration offices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The directorate of immigration has resumed the issuance of work permits and passports after a four months break occasioned by an outbreak of coronavirus disease. State Minister for Internal Affairs Mario Obiga Kania says that 30 percent of the operations that resumed today will …

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PAC queries UGX 573m payment of vehicle for Internal Affairs Minister

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Public Accounts Committee- PAC central government are investigating an advance payment of the official vehicle for the Minister of Internal Affairs. The committee chaired by Budadiri West MP Nathan Nandala Mafabi was on Friday meeting officials from Ministry of …

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