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NRM to change to lining-up in internal elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement-NRM party Parliamentary Caucus has endorsed lining-up behind candidates during internal party elections. The party endorsed the proposal on Tuesday evening. The proposal was initiated by the NRM Central Executive Committee-Chaired by president, Yoweri Museveni in the Chobe Safari Lodge in Nwoya …

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MPs to ask Museveni to explain Uganda-Rwanda tension at Kyankwanzi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | National Resistance Movement (NRM) party MPs want President Museveni to explain the on-going tensions between Uganda and Rwanda. The MPs on Wednesday set off for a one-week caucus retreat at the National Leadership Institute Kyankwanzi district, where the party will assess their performance since 2016. …

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MPs moot Bill to amend NSSF Act

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament plan to table a Bill to amend the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Act of 1985 to allow workers’ access their savings before the age of 50. The Act currently provides that a member of the Fund shall be entitled to benefits …

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MPs want govt action to tackle immorality

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have demanded that government takes immediate actions to curb what they termed as the appalling situation of moral decadence in the country. The MPs, who were debating a motion to promote national moral consciousness and social ethical normalcy moved by former Ethics …

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Independent MPs need more attention – Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has asked Commonwealth Parliaments to pay attention to independent members, who she said are laying increased claim for wider space in the multiparty arrangement. In a meeting to set the agenda for the bi-annual Commonwealth Speakers and Presiding officers Conference scheduled …

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MPs want UWEP groups to venture into export

Kampala, Uganda | FRANK MUGABI | Women Members of Parliament have called for the elevation of Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Programme (UWEP) groups to increase production with an eye on the export market. The MPs noted that many of the women groups they have visited are engaged in sectors whose products are …

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MPs demand audit into sh478bn injected into Crane Bank

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) has directed the Auditor General to carry out an audit into the sh478 billion injected into Crane Bank Limited by the Central Bank. The money was injected into the defunct Bank by the Central Bank …

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MPs inspect UWEP-funded projects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Officials from the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Programme (UWEP) and women parliamentarians under their umbrella body, the Uganda Women Parliamentarians Association (UWOPA) have embarked on a joint monitoring exercise of UWEP-funded projects in the Western region. The exercise covering the districts of Kanungu, Rukungiri, Ntungamo, Mbarara …

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