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NUP MPs to use vehicle cash on constituency welfare

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Opposition Chief Whip, John Baptist Nambeshe says that the National Unity Platform-NUP leaders resolved that their elected Members of Parliament devote substantial amount of vehicle cash to Constituency welfare. Out of the 529 Members of the Eleventh Parliament, NUP has 57 legislators hence …

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NUP condemns police ban on distribution of food relief

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP has condemned the police ban on distribution of food to vulnerable people during the lockdown. On Monday, police spokesman Fred Enanga said the distribution is likely to lead to the spread of the coronavirus. He advised all people distributing food to …

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Two NUP supporters kidnapped in December return home

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two supporters of Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine who were kidnapped in December last year were released on Sunday night. Denis Matovu and Richard Sonko who are brothers were kidnapped on December 8th 2020 from Lukuli-Nanganda trading centre in Makindye division. Solome Nakibuuka, the mother …

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Kabaziguruka, NUP welcome ruling against General Court Martial

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Michael Kabaziguruka, the former MP for Nakawa Division has welcomed the decision by the Constitutional Court that held that the General Court Martial has no power to try civilians. Speaking to Uganda Radio Network, Kabaziguruka who in 2016 challenged the constitutionality of the General Court …

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Joel Kayiira assumes office of Kayunga LC V chairperson

Kayunga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Joel Kayiira, 28, has assumed the office of LC V chairperson Kayunga district. Kayiira who has been Vice-Chairperson replaces Ffefeka Sserubogo who died last month. Kayiira, a member of the National Unity Platform-NUP, who is also a councillor representing Ggaliraya sub-county says that he will …

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Challenges of Ugandan political parties

The internal party deficiencies and external, legal,constitutional framework they should address to be effective COMMENT | DEUS MUKALAZI MUBIRU | In Uganda, multi-party democracy was opened up after over two decades of ban.  This move towards pluralism was a first step towards a competitive party system in Uganda. Today, a …

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‘NUP did not consult FDC before naming Shadow Cabinet’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party has said it was never consulted when the National Unity Platform-NUP was naming some of its Members of Parliament ministers in the shadow cabinet. Speaking to Uganda Radio Network, FDC Spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda who also doubles as …

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NRM MPs shun Buganda parliamentary caucus elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators from the ruling National Resistance Movement –NRM party declined to participate in the Buganda Parliamentary Caucus elections on Wednesday citing inadequate planning.  Only 9 of the 46 NRM MPs from the Central region led by Kiboga East MP, Keffa Kiwanuka showed up ahead of …

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