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MPs continue getting mileage allowances despite not attending plenary

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Even as newly re-elected President Museveni vows not to let members of parliament increase their salaries/emoluments so as to reduce waste and increase funding for essential services, the Treasury has to suffer unnecessary hemorrhage of at least 30 billion shillings as MPs continue getting millage …

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Parliament approves loans worth UGX 18.6 trillion in 2020

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Last year Parliament approved loans to the tune of 18.69 trillion Shillings, according to the report detailing the business transacted by the House in the year 2020.    The approved loans are up from the 6.15 trillion Shillings that legislators approved in 2019.  According to the …

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43 candidates nominated for special interest group parliamentary elections

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has nominated 43 candidates for the 20 Special Interest Group parliamentary seats. The constitution creates five categories of Special Interest Groups, which include the Elderly, the Youth, and People with Disabilities, Workers and the Uganda People’s Defense Forces.    Other than the …

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UWA suspends removal of marabou stork nestlings from Parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wildlife Authority has suspended the process of removing marabou stork and egret nestlings from Parliament to allow the eggs to hatch and chicks to fly. On Monday, UWA started relocating the marabou storks and egrets from the precincts of Parliament following concern from …

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UGANDA: 31 MPs not returning to parliament

➡ FULL LIST of MPs not returning to parliament ✳ Robert Kyagulanyi ✳ Evelyn Anite ✳ Henry Okello Oryem ✳ Adolf Mwesigye ✳ Raphael Magyezi ✳ Mary Karoro Okurut ✳ Sam Kutesa ✳ Winnie Kiiza ✳ Abraham Byandala ✳ John Byabagambi ✳ Judith Babirye ✳ Wamanga Wamai ✳ Nabila Naggayi …

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Parliament starts scrutinizing amendments to leadership code act

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has started scrutinizing the Leadership Code (Amendment) Bill, 2020.  Introduced in 1992, the Leadership Code Act last amended in 2017 by parliament sets limits on the financial behaviour of public servants, require leaders to declare their incomes, assets and liabilities and put in place …

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COVID-19 helped parliament perform better – Oulanyah

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The COVID-19 pandemic helped the Parliament to overcome quorum crisis that had dogged the legislative processes. Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah says while the COVID-19 crisis has had devastating effects on the lives of Ugandans, it has provided opportunity for Parliament to review its …

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MPs decry slow pace of key electricity projects

Ntungamo, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |Members of Parliament have expressed concern over the delays registered in the execution of electricity projects across the country. They argue that procurement delays, change of contractors, and compensation issues are frustrating electrification programmes and keeping a sizeable population in darkness.  The concern was raised …

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