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EC appeals against Constitutional Court judgement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has filed a notice of appeal in the Constitutional Court challenging the court’s judgement that overturned the election of Members of Parliament in the new municipalities. According to the appeal dated December 30th, the commission through its legal department notes that …

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Why court has overturned elections in new municipalities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A unanimous judgment by five Constitutional Court justices led by the Deputy Chief Justice, Alphonse Owiny-Dollo has overturned the election of six members of parliament in newly created municipalities across the country. The affected are Patrick Ocan, the Apac Municipality Member of Parliament, Elioda Tumwesigye, …

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Poor state of Mak students halls of residence shocks MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Members of Parliament on the Education committee on Thursday were shocked over the poor state of the students halls of residence at Makerere University. This was during their visit to the university as part of the probe over the impasse at Makerere that saw …

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MPs criticise new teacher policy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | A section of Members of Parliament on the Education Committee have criticized a new policy by the Ministry of Education and Sports that requires all teachers without degrees to upgrade. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Education Permanent Secretary Alex Kakooza said that the teachers …

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Gen. Tumwine, MPs clash again over botched inspection of safe houses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have taken offence to criticism by Security Minister Gen. Elly Tumwine over their recent botched attempt to inspect safe houses. The MPs were last month blocked from accessing suspected Safe Houses in parts of Nkokonjeru, Kyengera and Nalukolongo. But Tumwine yesterday …

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