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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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VIDEO: MPS to investigate Kasekende, Bagyenda wealth

VIDEO: MPS to investigate Kasekende, Bagyenda wealth Kampala, Uganda | VIDEOS NTV UGANDA | The chairperson of Parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises Abdu Katuntu has set up a sub committee to investigate the assets and liabilities of Bank of Uganda Deputy Governor, Dr. Louis Kasekende and former …

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MPs summon price water coopers over Crane bank closure

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Committee on Commissions Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) has summoned auditors of Price Water Coopers (PWC) to explain how they came up with 239 billion shillings under capitalization of Crane Bank Limited. Price Water Coopers auditors were hired by Bank of Uganda to …

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Museveni slams ‘petty’ opposition parties

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has slammed opposition parties for focusing on petty issues rather than critical issues such as prosperity of Ugandans and strategic security and future of Africa. He said this on Wednesday as the Inter Party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) summit opened …

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No crooks with cash

Museveni, MPs plot less money in next election Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni’s ruling NRM party spent Shs13 billion on the 996 national election, Shs30 billion in 2001, Shs50 billion in 2006 billion and Shs75 billion in 2011. In the 2016 elections, some estimates indicate, the ruling …

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