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Plenary Suspended: MP Zaake vs Deputy Speaker

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Thomas Tayebwa suspended the plenary for more than 30 minutes on Tuesday after Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake defied his directive on the procedure of raising a matter of national importance. Zaake had sought a resolution of the House pertaining …

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Appointments committee vets new Supreme Court Judges

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Appointments Committee of Parliament on Friday vetted three new Judges of the Supreme Court appointed by President Yoweri Museveni. The Justices include; Elizabeth Musoke, Stephen Musota, and Christopher Madrama Izama. Museveni also appointed Oscar John Kihika, who is also the Legal Director of the …

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Federations rally behind Parliament to investigate NCS

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sports Federations and Associations have welcomed the decision of Parliament to investigate the activities of the National Council of Sports (NCS). This comes two after the speaker of parliament, Anita Among constituted a seven-member select committee chaired by Laura Kanushu, the National Female PWDs MP …

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Parliament probes UNRA over diversion of UGX 124 Billion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises – COSASE has started inquiries on how 124.367 billion Shillings was diverted by the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) to finance other road activities that were not planned for. According to the Auditor General’s report for the …

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Bill to protect consumers from predatory pricing in offing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Committee on Trade, Tourism and Industry has said that it will move the protection law aimed at protecting consumers from false advertisement, predatory pricing and substandard products. According to the Chairperson of the Committee,  Mwine Mpaka, although there are several laws in the …

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President Museveni signs into law Nsereko bill

Museveni Assents to Computer Misuse Law, Three Others 🔵 Four bills into law ✳️ The Physical Planners’ Registration Act, 2022 ✳️ The Kampala Capital City (Amendment) Act, 2022 ✳️ The Mining and Minerals Act, 2022 ✳️  The Computer Misuse (Amendment) Act, 2022. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has signed …

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CID summons MP Odria for assaulting parliament security chief

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The directorate of Criminal Investigations has summoned Aringa South Member of Parliament, Odria Yorke Alioni, to appear before its detectives tomorrow -Tuesday over punching the Officer-In-charge of Parliament Security Assistant Superintendent of Police –ASP Alex Senga. MP Odria was captured on cameras punching ASP …

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Parliament sets tough penalties for human organ trade

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has passed the Uganda Human Organ Donation and Transplant Bill, 2022 setting tough penalties for dealing in human organs for commercial purposes. The Uganda Human Organ Donation and Transplant Bill, 2022 seeks to establish a legal framework for organ, cell and tissue transplant in Uganda. …

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NRM caucus returns EALA MPs, leaves opposition guessing

🔵 BACK TO EALA ✅ Rose Akol Okullu ✅ James Kakooza ✅ Mary Mugyenyi ✅ Paul Mwasa Musamali ✅ Dennis Namaga ✅ George Stephen Odongo Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ruling National Resistance Movement -NRM Parliamentary Caucus has not endorsed any particular Opposition and Independent candidates contesting to …

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