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Former ministers asked to return diplomatic passports

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Directorate of Citizens and Immigration Control has asked former Ministers and Members of Parliament to return the official and diplomatic passports. Without revealing names, Jacob Siminyu, the Ministry of Internal Affairs spokesperson said several former ministers and MPs are illegally holding diplomatic and official passports …

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Mulago boss complains of Ministers, MPs seeking free services

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Executive Director of Mulago National Referral Hospital Dr Byarugaba Baterana has criticised ministers and Members of Parliament for curtailing the health facility’s efforts of generating revenue. He said they continuously demand free services at their private section. Dr Baterana said that it was …

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CHILD CARE: Speaker Among threatens to name and shame MPs

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Anita Among has threatened to name and shame MPs who refuse to accept responsibility for their children. Among was on Wednesday December 1, 2021 presiding over the house during a heated debate on a statement presented by the Vice …

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Speaker Oulanyah calms MPs over President’s remarks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah, has spoken out on the President’s warning to MPs that have made allegations of corruption against the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Monica Musenero. Presiding over the plenary sitting on Thursday, 11 November 2021, Oulanyah said the President’s …

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NUP to defy forced Covid-19 vaccination for MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP, the party with the largest number of opposition legislators has said it is going to defy the Deputy Speaker’s order banning all unvaccinated people from accessing parliament. Last week, Anita Among, the deputy speaker said that nobody including MPs, support staff …

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Deputy speaker directs MPs on Covid-19 vaccination cards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Anita Among has notified Members of Parliament that starting next week, they will be required to present Covid-19 vaccination cards to attend sittings. Among made the statement during her communication to MPs during the Thursday afternoon plenary sitting. She noted …

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Mind your language, speaker Oulanyah urges MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has asked Members of Parliament to refrain from using unparliamentary language while debating, saying the debates are broadcasted live to all Ugandans. This was after Manjia County MP and Opposition Whip John Baptist Nambeshe, talked about sex during the …

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Three Wanyoto witnesses fail to show up in court

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The legal team of Mbale City Woman Member of Parliament Connie Nakayenze Ggaliwango has asked court to strike out the affidavits of three witnesses of her rival, Lydia Wanyoto Mutende, who ignored the summons to appear for cross-examination. This came after Wanyoto’s lawyer, Swabur Marzuk …

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MPs oppose ban on rice growing in Butaleja wetlands

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament from Butaleja district have opposed a proposal by government to ban rice farming in swamps saying that there must be alternatives put in place before people are evicted from the swamps. They also say that the government should have consulted both …

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