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EC confirms they need sh428 billion to prepare for 2021 elections

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission is seeking sh428 billion for the preparations of the 2021 general elections. This was disclosed by the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Justice Simon Byabakama on Thursday while appearing before the legal and parliament affairs committee to present their proposed …

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Land Bill set to return to parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Finance in Charge of Planning David Bahati has asked Members of Parliament to support the constitutional amendment bill no 2 that seeks to forcefully acquire Land. The Bill is intended to amend article 26 of the 1995 Constitution to facilitate faster …

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Kadaga asks IGP on vigilance after attatck in Kenya

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Parliament of Uganda has, this afternoon observed a moment of silence in solidarity with the government of Kenya, following an attack on Dusit D2 Hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya. The Tuesday afternoon attack left at least 14 people dead. Initial reports indicated that five …

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Court okays re-opening of Parliament canteen

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court has allowed Parliament to permit a new firm to operate the Members restaurant and bar. High Court Judge, Lydia Mugambe Ssali dismissed an application by Hellenar’s Restaurant, the firm that had operated the Parliament Restaurant and Bar for the last three …

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Parliament Week 2019 starts with charity walk

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Parliament Week 2019 has commenced with a charity walk aimed at raising funds for the construction of a centre for persons living with albinism. The charity walk was flagged off by the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, at Parliament Building on Sunday 13 …

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Parliament opts for dialogue to resolve COSASE impasse

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament leaders are engaged in a series of meetings to resolve the leadership impasse for the committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE). The COSASE standoff started after a suggestion that the current committee, headed by Bugweri County MP Abdul Katuntu should complete …

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Proposed abolition of death penalty splits Parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The renewed debate on the abolition of the death penalty has attracted mixed reactions amongst Members of Parliament. Although several legislators stood in support of the Death penalty, a section of others argue that convicts deserve an opportunity to reform. The discussion came up as …

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Independent MPs need more attention – Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has asked Commonwealth Parliaments to pay attention to independent members, who she said are laying increased claim for wider space in the multiparty arrangement. In a meeting to set the agenda for the bi-annual Commonwealth Speakers and Presiding officers Conference scheduled …

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I am ‘not dying’ to head COSASE – Katuntu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bugweri County Member of Parliament (MP) Abdu Katuntu has said that his team is willing to hand over the leadership of the committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE), as soon as his successor is announced by the Speaker. He made the statement …

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