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‘No billion, no MP seat’

Report shows how Ugandan political candidates spent on elections SPECIAL FEATURE  | IAN KATUSIIME | In a place like Sheema, you can’t win an election if you do not have 1 billion (shillings),” Stephen Katwiromunda, the campaign manager of Dicksons Kateshumbwa, the MP-elect for Sheema Municipality told The Independent on …

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10 newly elected MPs questioned on altered DR forms, voter bribery

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ten newly elected Members of Parliament have been separately interrogated by electoral and political investigators on allegations of voter bribery, altering results on declaration forms and forgery of academic papers. A month ago, Uganda Radio Network exclusively reported that voters and political rivals had lodged …

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Dwindling number of female MPs on direct seats worries CSOs

Kadaga says women who try vying for direct seats are threatened by men who belittle their cause Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil society organisations are concerned about the dwindling number of women elected on direct-elected members seats both in the districts and in Parliament. In the recently concluded elections, …

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21 elected MPs face probe over altered DR forms, academic papers

Electoral and political offences department at CID is investigating MPs from 11 districts for allegedly altering declaration forms. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Criminal Investigations Department is investigating 21 newly elected Members of Parliament for allegedly altering declaration forms and forging academic papers. A senior detective at CID headquarters Kibuli …

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MPs call for wider consultations on proposed 7 year term

As Parliament continues to debate the report of the committee on Legal & Parliamentary Affairs on the Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2019. MPs agree with:  Reinstatement of Presidential term limits; A section have rejected the proposal to increase term limits for civil servants including MPs from 5 to 7 years. Kampala, …

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Why Mao won’t resign over DP’s failure to raise 15 MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Party – DP has said that their President General, Norbert Mao won’t resign from his position despite failure to raise 15 Members of Parliament (MPs) in the recently concluded elections as he had promised. In an address last year while commenting on the …

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Pay MPs Shs 250,000 a month to prevent struggles to get elected

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Church of Uganda Bishop of North Karamoja Diocese, Rt. Rev James Nasak has proposed a reduction of the MPs monthly package to 250,000 shillings to help stop people from fighting and dying to enter Parliament. According to the bishop, most people have taken politics …

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