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Oulanyah warns committees that ‘he who pays the piper, calls the tune’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has warned the Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government to stop funding activities of committees. Oulanyah says that this undermines the independence and authority of Parliament. Oulanyah made the directive during his communication to Members of Parliament on …

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NSSF Bill: President Museveni writes to Speaker Oulanyah

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has formally written to the Speaker of Parliament returning the National Social Security Fund Bill, 2019 with proposals for amendment. Oulanyah revealed the contents of Museveni’s letter dated 26th August, 2021 during the Tuesday plenary sitting saying that he had received …

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Mpuuga outlines Opposition legislative agenda

1. Reforming political representation and the ‘fossils’ of decentralisation 2. Operationalisation of the National Objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy 3. Enforcement of Service Delivery 4. National Health Universal Coverage 5. Education Financing and access 6. Prioritising games and sports 7. Curbing of wasteful expenditure 8. [Fight] Run away …

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Speaker Oulanyah back at parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has today returned to parliament, as was welcomed by Deputy Speaker Anitah Among and Leader of the Opposition Mathias Mpuuga. Oulanyah returned from the United Kingdom on Friday after over one month in what Parliament says was …

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‘Speaker Oulanyah back in the country’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah on Friday quietly returned to the country, sources have revealed. Oulanyah has been out of the country for one and half months. He last presided over Parliament at the reading of the 2021/2022 financial year budget at Kololo …

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Speaker Oulanyah working from a committee room

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah is operating from the East Committee Room of Parliament as he awaits finalization of the organization of the Speakers office on the sixth floor of Parliament. The office of the Speaker has been occupied for the past 10-years …

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Museveni and Uganda’s transition politics

When Rebecca Kadaga fell on May 24, Museveni appended parliament to his courtyard in a grim proposition COMMENT | RAJAB KAKYAMA | Refer to: “NRM leaders pick Oulanyah” (the Independent online May 23). As Ugandans warm up for President Yoweri Museveni’s sixth term, the cynosure is at parliament tomorrow. Uganda …

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Speaker Oulanyah calls on MPs to embrace evidence based debate

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has urged members of the 11th Parliament to ensure that debate in the house is evidence-based rather than speculation. Oulanyah was today opening the three day orientation exercise for the 529 members of Parliament.     The …

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