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NUP unveils site for new party headquarters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The opposition National Unity Platform-NUP has unveiled a construction site for the new party headquarters located in Makerere-Kavule, Kawempe Division, a Kampala city suburb. The construction groundbreaking function was held at the new site by the NUP leaders led by Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, divisional councilors, …

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NUP backs FDC candidate for Soroti East by-election

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP will not field a candidate in the Soroti City East Parliamentary by-election. The position became vacant after the Court of Appeal nullified the victory of Forum for Democratic Change, FDC’s Moses Attan. In May, the court ruled that it was convinced …

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Suspended NUP chapter members attempt to get nominated in vain

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Attempts by four suspended Makerere University students belonging to the National Unity Platform-NUP political party to get nominated for the guild race on Wednesday hit a dead end. They are Calvin Mwesigwa, Mugambwa Edwin, Bbosa Price, and Kenneth Katushabe. Makerere University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe …

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Makerere suspends 4 NUP chapter members over demonstration

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University has suspended four students belonging to the National Unity Platform-NUP party for allegedly holding a demonstration at Freedom Square last Friday. The affected students are Mwesigwa Calvin Mugambwa, Bbosa Edwin Price, and Katushabe Kenneth who are vying for the NUP party ticket to …

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NUP faults EC for suspending women council elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform has lashed out at the Electoral Commission for suspending the women council and committee elections over lack of funds. According to NUP spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi, the suspension of the women council and committee elections may be a well-orchestrated plan by the …

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Kibalama claims NUP leadership, opens parallel offices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fresh trouble is brewing in the National Unity Platform, Uganda’s youngest political party following a decision by founding member Moses Kibalama, to claim full party ownership. Kibalama’s faction has opened a parallel office in Kabowa city suburbs in Rubaga division. The group has warned the …

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NUP petitions EC over intimidation, manipulation of voters register

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP leaders in Masaka city have petitioned the Electoral Commission over intimidation and interference of security personnel in the ongoing exercise to compile the voters register ahead of women’s elections. The NUP leadership has asked the Electoral Commission to reign over what …

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Parliament disclaims UGX 40M handout to legislators

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has distanced itself from the alleged payout to legislators. This follows a claim by the National Unity Platform (NUP) party that MPs had been paid 40 million in cash from Parliament. A dozen of MPs majority of whom asked for anonymity to speak freely …

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Kyagulanyi orders NUP MPs to return UGX 40M handout

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have each been given 40 million Shillings for unknown reasons at a time when the country is grappling with ever-increasing commodity prices. Speaking to Uganda Radio Network, a dozen of MPs majority of whom asked for anonymity to speak freely on the issue, …

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Kyagulanyi asks gov’t to suspend taxes on vegetable oil, wheat

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP party president Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has asked the government to suspend taxes on crude vegetable oil and wheat. According to Kyagulanyi, the majority of the common people in the ghettos largely survive on meals made from wheat and oil, which are …

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