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BCU board gets another term

Mbale, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Bugisu Cooperative Union- BCU board has been given another term in office.  Initially, the term of office for the board was two years, but Parliament this year amended the Cooperative Act and the term extended to four years.  On Friday, BCU members who attended …

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Electoral Commission has failed to manage elections – FDC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change- FDC party has joined the National Unity Platform-NUP to condemn Electoral Commission-EC for alleged failure to manage the electoral process. The FDC secretary-general, Nathan Nandala Mafabi says it appears security and incumbent President Yoweri Museveni have taken over the elections. …

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Court blocks nomination of FDC flag bearer in Jinja city

Jinja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The High Court in Jinja has blocked the nomination of Williams Ebusa, the Southern Division Forum for Democratic Change- FDC flag bearer.   Two weeks ago, Mubarak Kirunda the Jinja Central Division Chairperson petitioned court questioning FDC’s criteria in giving the party flag to Ebusa.   Kirunda …

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PAC questions Ministry of Works officials for hiring private architects

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Public Accounts Committee on Thursday questioned Ministry of Works and Transport officials for hiring private architects to design buildings, despite the ministry having architect staff. Officials from the Ministry had appeared before the committee to respond to queries raised …

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PAC gives Butabika hospital ultimatum to present expenditure records

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee has given Butabika National Referral Hospital an ultimatum of one week to present records of implemented activities in the financial year 2018/2019. This followed the failure by the hospital administrators to explain why the hospital had recorded several unimplemented and …

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Justice Ministry blames treasury for failed procurements

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Solicitor General Francis Atoke has blamed the failure by the Justice ministry to absorb its entire budget on late disbursement of funds. Atoke was appearing before the Public accounts committee of parliament on Thursday as the accounting officer of the Justice Law and …

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MPs question delayed appointment of Human Rights Commission boss

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament has questioned the failure by the president to appoint a new chairperson for the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC). The previous chairperson of the commission Med Sozzi Kaggwa died in November last year. However, he has never been …

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PAC questions solicitor general over court awards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Solicitor General Francis Atoke has denied responsibility for accumulation of court awards worth 43 billion shillings. Atoke was responding to a query from Members of Parliament on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) -central government on why the ministry incurred liabilities during the 2018/2019 …

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Heart Institute boss welcomes COVID-19 wake up call

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Heart Institute is grateful for the COVID-19 pandemic which forced government to acknowledge its funding challenges, the executive director, Dr. John Omagino has revealed. Dr. Omagino revealed this while appearing before the Public Accounts Committee on Monday to respond to queries in the Auditor …

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