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Parliament’s continued sessions worry Health Ministry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health’s Permanent Secretary, Diana Atwine has expressed concern over Parliament’s continued sessions in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Although there have been several calls for Parliament to lockdown following confirmation of COVID-19 cases in Uganda and President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s …

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Journalists restricted from accessing parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Journalists have been restricted from accessing Parliament for the next thirty days. This is part of the measure Parliament is undertaking to minimize the risks of the coronavirus pandemic. Although a total of 250 journalists are accredited to cover parliament, with large media houses like …

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Parliament defies Museveni on sugar bill again

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has sent the sugar bill back to President Museveni in its current form. Although Parliament passed the bill excluding zoning of sugar cane farmers, President declined to assent to the bill saying the absence of zoning in the sugar industry would kill the economy. …

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How parliament passed five electoral related bills this week

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has passed the Political Parties and Organisations Amendment Bill, 2019. Members of Parliament considered the Bill’s 17 proposed amendments to the Political Parties and Organisations Act, 2005. With the Political Parties and Organisations Amendment Bill passed into law, it means that Parliament has …

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Corona Virus: UN scales-down women meeting to one day

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda will be represented by its permanent Representative in United Nations at the Gender meeting in New York following the cancellation of the two-week long annual Commission on the Status of Women because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) scare. The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga communicated …

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Renowned activists denied access to Parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has blacklisted a number of people and declared them unwanted within its precincts. Those banned are activists who have previously led protests around parliament and other parts of Kampala. Some of the activists who were reportedly banned from Parliament include Moses Bigirwa, Norman Tumuhimbise, …

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