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Bobi Wine for MP Kyadondo East?

Ugandan musician, activist and humanitarian Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine looks set to finally have a go at politics. Speaking on NTV Wednesday evening, Bobi Wine stated he is considering “offering himself to serve the people” in the now vacant seat at Kyadondo East. “I am not in this for …

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Ghana MPs face British travel bans over ‘visa fraud’

Accra, Ghana | AFP | Three members of Ghana’s parliament and a former lawmaker are facing travel bans to Britain over apparent visa irregularities, according to a leaked document seen by AFP on Wednesday. Britain’s High Commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin, wrote to parliament Speaker Mike Oquaye that the four …

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FDC MP Kantinti gets election setback

The Court of Appeal has  upheld a lower court decision that nullified the election of FDC’s Apollo Kantinti as Kyadondo East Constituency Member of Parliament (MP). Justices Richard Buteera, Cheborion Balishaki and Paul Mugamba have  unanimously agreed with High Court Judge Henry Kaweesa that there was non-compliance with the electoral …

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Another MP loses seat

The Court of Appeal has nullified the election of NRM’s Isaac Joackino Etuuka as the Upper Madi Member of Parliament (MP) after evidence showed that he was wrongly nominated  by the Electoral Commission (EC) and accidentally included on the ballot paper. Justices Remmy Kasule, Richard Buteera and Alfonse Owiny-Dollo ordered the …

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MPs question sh77 billion paid out in Corporate Tax incentives

MPs task government to explain “loss” of tax payers’ money through incentives to specific companies as sh524 billion supplementary budget is tabled Uganda Parliament’s Budget Committee has tasked the Ministry of Finance to explain to them as soon as possible why government chose to help pay huge taxes for profit making companies. …

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MPs demand for 2nd class, not first class SGR railway

The Committee on Physical Infrastructure on Wednesday presented to parliament its report on the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) in which they demanded  that Uganda downgrades to China Class 2 rather than China Class 1 in the regional project. Presenting the report, Member of Parliament (MP) Robert Kafeero Ssek­i­toleko said “Uganda …

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BYARUHANGA: Uganda is not about to leave the ICC

The Attorney General William Byaruhanga on Tuesday told parliament that Uganda is still cooperating with the International Criminal Court (ICC) despite the country’s reservations with how the court has related with Africa since 2009. He said Uganda like many other African states wants reforms in the Rome statute so that the …

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