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LOP rejects calls to submit fresh lists of missing persons

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Mathias Mpuuga Nsamba has rejected calls by the Deputy Inspector General of Police-DIGP, Major General Geoffrey Kastigazi Tumusiime to submit another list of people believed to have been abducted by state security agencies. Mpuuga argues that it has …

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Omukama Iguru asks opposition to support oil pipeline project

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Omukama of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom, His Highness Solomon Gafabusa Rukairabasaija Iguru has tasked the opposition in the country to jealously support the East African Crude Oil Pipeline-EACOP project, and reject the EU Parliament decision to stay it for a year. The European Parliament resolution adopted …

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Opposition demand select committee to investigate abductions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Opposition in Parliament want a select committee constituted to carry out investigations into the new wave of abductions. This follows last week’s meeting called by Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa, with the Prime Minister, Leader of Opposition, Minister of Security, Government Chief Whip, Deputy Attorney …

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Parliament elects Uganda’s representatives to EALA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has elected Uganda’s representatives to the East African Legislative Assembly, retaining six incumbents, all belonging to the ruling party, NRM, which boasts of a majority in the House. Three new representatives – two former MPs in the previous 10th Parliament: Veronica Kadogo Babirye and Jacquiline …

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Opposition faults Judiciary over imprisoned MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament (LOP), Mathias Mpuuga, has castigated the Judiciary which he said has denied two constituencies representation in Parliament for a year. Mpuuga said the Opposition was disheartened that the Judiciary has failed to prosecute MPs Allan Ssewanyana (NUP, Makindye …

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NUP to shun forthcoming EALA elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, Mathias Mpuuga, has announced the National Unity Platform-NUP’s decision to shun the forthcoming elections of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) representatives, which commence on 19 September 2022 with nominations. The tenure of the current EALA members ends …

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NUP leaders in Kasese call for unity

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders of the National Unity Platform-NUP in Kasese district have called for unity. They argue that the opposition would have performed better in last week’s by-elections in Busongora South had they fielded a single candidate. On Thursday, the Kasese District Returning Officer, Ismail Atwijukire Takih …

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Review of the Constitution long overdue: Mpuuga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Mathias Mpuuga has called for the review of the constitution saying it is long overdue. Mpuuga said this as he delivered the Opposition response to the State of the Nation address during plenary on Wednesday, 03 August 2022. While making …

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Speaker rejects re-designation of Mapenduzi as PAC chairperson

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Anita Among has declined the re-designation of Martin Ojara Mapenduzi by the Opposition, as chairperson of the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee-PAC Local Government. On Tuesday, Mathias Mpuuga, the Leader of Opposition in Parliament reshuffled some members of the Shadow Cabinet including the …

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