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French Ambassador: We cannot trade human rights for business

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | France has not shied away from the human rights abuses in Uganda, the French Ambassador to Uganda, Jules-Armand Aniambossou has told Opposition Members of Parliament. He disclosed this while meeting the Leader of Opposition, Mathias Mpuuga and a section of opposition legislators at parliament …

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LOP Mpuuga hosts US diplomats over human rights violations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of the Opposition (LOP) Mathias Mpuuga has held discussions with the visit United States Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, Lisa Peterson over the human rights situation in the country. Peterson is leading a delegation from the US Department of …

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Mpuuga asks Govt to draft special Luwero development programme

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Mathias Mpuuga has asked the government to draft another special programme to help revamp districts in the Luwero triangle because of their contribution to the liberation war. Greater Luwero districts were the epicentre for the National Resistance Army …

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MP Zaake versus Deputy Speaker

How the disciplinary probe threatens to derail parliament’s agenda Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | The case in which Mityana Municipality MP, Francis Zaake, risks losing his privileged position as a Commissioner of Parliament for allegedly insulting Deputy Speaker Anita Among has taken a new twist. Zaake is now questioning …

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Rising fuel prices

 Did URA, Ministry of Health cause it? Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | An unreasonable testing protocol, greed and an unresponsive government to popular needs has seen Ugandans treated to the worst of January blues with fuel prices going as high up as UgShs10, 000 for a litre. The prices …

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Shadow cabinet to meet over plenary boycott

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | All opposition whips and members of the shadow cabinet are set to meet to decide whether to end or continue boycotting Parliament plenary sittings. The opposition led by the National Unity Platform (NUP) has boycotted parliament since last week following the re-arrest of Makindye …

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MASAKA: Mpuuga calls for professionalism from security

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of Opposition-LOP, Mathias Mpuuga has cautioned the government against exploiting the current wave of insecurity in greater Masaka to settle political scores. In a brief statement from his office issued this morning, Mpuuga, says there is a need for Government security agencies, …

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Mpuuga outlines Opposition legislative agenda

1. Reforming political representation and the ‘fossils’ of decentralisation 2. Operationalisation of the National Objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy 3. Enforcement of Service Delivery 4. National Health Universal Coverage 5. Education Financing and access 6. Prioritising games and sports 7. Curbing of wasteful expenditure 8. [Fight] Run away …

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