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CSOs back Museveni on GMO bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Civil Society Organisations have hailed President Museveni for not assenting to the National Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill, 2012. In a letter to the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, the President proposed that the inventor of genetic material be held liable for any harm that their …

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Britons protest Johnson’s Brexit ‘coup’ move

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Protesters wielding pro-democracy placards and EU flags rallied on Saturday in dozens of British cities against Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s controversial move to suspend parliament just weeks before Brexit. In the biggest demonstration, thousands of whistle-blowing, drum-banging people gathered raucously outside the gates of Downing …

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TORTURE: MP Nambooze sues government

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament Betty Nambooze Bakireke has sued government for alleged torture during debate on the Constitutional Amendment Act 2018, which scrapped the presidential age limit. She has instituted a suit in the Civil Division of High Court through her lawyer; Erias Lukwago …

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Uganda’s Minimum Wages Bill hits snag

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has declined to assent to the Minimum Wages Bill. The Bill was in February passed by parliament. The Minimum Wages Bill, 2018 sought to empower the Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development to appoint a Minimum wages Board to fix …

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Parliament to procure 84 cars for Commonwealth Conference

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has started the procurement of 84 vehicles to be used during the forthcoming Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC). The conference, one of the largest annual gatherings of Commonwealth Parliamentarians, will take place from 22 to 29 September 2019 at Speke Resort, Munyonyo. It will …

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Gen. Tumwine to seek legal redress over parliament report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Security Minister Gen. Elly Tumwine has threatened to seek legal redress over a parliament report that found him guilty of assaulting Dokolo Woman MP Cecilia Ogwal. Tumwine’s statement followed the adoption of the Rules, Privileges and Discipline Committee report that recommended his reprimand for breach …

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KADAGA: MPs are allowed to determine own pay

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has defended a move by Members of Parliament (MPs) to increase their own pay. Kadaga says that there is no illegality since the process is done in conformity with all provisions of the constitution. Last month, the Supreme Court …

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