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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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MPs question their continued payment without work

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of Members of Parliament have questioned the continued payment of legislators without working. The MPs forming part of the Opposition leadership led by Betty Nambooze, MP Mukono Municipality and Kalungu West MP, Joseph Ssewungu, say that the payments of their allowances without work …

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MPs advised to remain in constituencies during parliament lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have been advised to work from their constituencies during the two weeks of parliament lockdown. This comes after concerns raised by Mathias Mpuuga, the Leader of Opposition in Parliament-LOP indicating that the closure has left MPs stranded. Parliament last week announced that …

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NRM to fight corruption in Parliament Committees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ruling National Resistance Movement – NRM has cautioned party legislators to desist from acts of corruption as they execute their work on different parliamentary committees in the 11th Parliament. Justine Kasule Lumumba, the party Secretary General made the remarks as she delivered her …

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Oulanyah urges MPs to legislate with decorum

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah has urged the Members of the 11th Parliament to conduct business with dignity and respect for each other. Oulanyah told legislators attending their induction on the Rules of Procedure that their conduct in and outside Parliament has a bearing on …

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Speaker Oulanyah calls on MPs to embrace evidence based debate

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has urged members of the 11th Parliament to ensure that debate in the house is evidence-based rather than speculation. Oulanyah was today opening the three day orientation exercise for the 529 members of Parliament.     The …

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