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Parliament to spend UGX 568m on MPs medical insurance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament will spend 568 million shillings on medical insurance for Members of Parliament and their dependents. The parliamentary commission has also listed four medical service providers. They include AAR Health Services, International Medical Link, Sanlam Life Insurance Company Limited and IAA. The unsuccessful companies …

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West Nile MPs want borders opened for refugees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of Members of Parliament from the West Nile region want the government to allow in refugees from neighbouring countries despite the COVID-19 lockdown. The MPs say that the uncontrolled movement of refugees is likely to have an even greater risk for the …

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MPs demand COVID-19 test

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several legislators are demanding to be tested for Covid-19 because of their exposure to the public. This comes a few days after government announced plans to test all ministers for Covid-19 given the fact that they have been involved in the interventions to combat …

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MPs given deadline to return, account for UGX 20m COVID cash

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  MPs who have not yet used up the 20 million Shillings given to them as facilitation for their COVID-19 activities, have been given an ultimatum to return the money to Parliament by May 27. A letter dated May 12, the Clerk to Parliament Jane Kibirige …

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A motion of infamy

COMMENT | David Mafabi | Last Thursday, the Parliament of Uganda passed a so-called “Motion of Displeasure” directed at the President of Uganda for, amongst other things “making disparaging remarks against the Speaker and the Parliament of Uganda”! Another charge was, to paraphrase, disregarding “the doctrine of separation of powers”! …

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MUSEVENI: Shameful for MPs to pocket COVID-19 sh20m

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament (MPs) who have taken the sh20 million given to them as part of the COVID-19 supplementary expenditures might be in trouble. In his update address on the Coronavirus pandemic today, President Yoweri Museveni condemned MPs for seeking to divert Ugandans from …

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19 MPs so far sign Gen Tumwine censure motion

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  19 Members of Parliament have so far signed a censure motion against Security Minister General Elly Tumwine. Last week Parliament started the process of censuring Tumwine for frustrating investigations into torture of Ugandans and also blocking Members of Parliament in the Human Rights Committee from …

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