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UTL: How Museveni overruled Anite

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Twebaze Bemanya, the Registrar General, Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB), will remain the administrator of Uganda Telecom and continue with the process of identifying an investor to partner with government to revamp it, President Yoweri Museveni has directed. The president’s directive was first …

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Delay to pass Administration of Judiciary Bill irks Speaker

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has expressed concern over the continued delays to debate and pass the Administration of Judiciary Bill. The bill seeks to provide for and strengthen the independence of the Judiciary. It is also meant to operationalize articles in the …

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MPs adopt committee report on movable assets bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have adopted a report by the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee endorsing a bill to facilitate credit for small borrowers and manage the risk of borrowing by the financial sector. The bill is envisaged to make credit affordable for Ugandans. According to …

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Opposition threatens to table own electoral reforms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The opposition in parliament has revealed plans to table proposed amendments to different electoral laws amidst accusations that government is unwilling to do so. It follows a statement, that they say is incomplete, by the Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister, Kahinda Otafiire to parliament …

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Kadaga raps Otafiire over electoral reforms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister, General Kahinda Otafiire was today questioned by the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga over utterances he made that he isn’t in a hurry to table electoral reforms. Kadaga urged Otafiire to differentiate between the Constitutional Review Process and …

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Draft bills on Uganda electoral reforms now ready

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The draft bills detailing reforms recommended by the Supreme Court in the aftermath of the 2016 general elections are ready for submission to Cabinet, Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister Gen Kahinda Otafiire has said. The amendments relate to the 10 recommendations that arose out …

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Gov’t seeks more time to present electoral reforms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has sought more time to present its status of preparedness to table electoral reforms before parliament. Last week, the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga summoned the Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister, General Kahinda Otafiire over the delayed presentation of electoral reforms. She said …

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Kadaga summons Otafiire over delays in electoral reforms

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has summoned the Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister Kahinda Otafiire over the delayed presentation of electoral reforms. Kadaga noted that she had previously reminded the government to bring the necessary electoral legislation so that Parliament handles them …

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