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Nancy Kalembe wants EC funding to presidential candidates reinstated

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The former presidential candidate Nancy Kalembe has asked Parliament to reinstate the government facilitation for campaigns of presidential candidates.  The facilitation which included 20 Million Shillings and a car to each presidential candidate was scrapped in 2015 following the decision by Parliament to amend …

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MPs honor medics, decry poor state of Soroti Hospital

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has this afternoon honoured a 15-member medical team of Soroti Regional Referral hospital, for successfully conducting a surgery involving the separation of a dead from a live Siamese twin. The surgery took place in Soroti, six days after the baby was referred to …

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Muslims oppose Succession Bill passed by parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Muslim activists are up in arms against the Succession Bill which was passed by parliament on Tuesday saying it disregards the teachings of Islam. The bill seeks to ensure equality and equity in the distribution of the deceased assets. The bill repeals the Succession law …

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BUDGET: Finance Minister tables 12 new tax proposals

1️⃣ The Traffic and Road Safety Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021 2️⃣ The Fish (Amendment) Bill, 2021 3️⃣ Mining (Amendment) Bill, 2021 4️⃣ Tax Appeals Tribunal (Amendment) Bill, 2021 5️⃣ The Excise Duty (Amendment) Bill, 2021 6️⃣ External Trade (Amendment) Bill, 2021 7️⃣ Income Tax (Amendment) Bill 2021 8️⃣ Stamp Duty (Amendment) Bill, 2021 9️⃣ Tobacco Control (Amendment) Bill, …

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Muntu asks parliament to reflect on its past mistakes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | General Mugisha Muntu, the former Alliance for National Transformation-ANT party presidential candidate has asked parliament to reflect on its past mistakes and avoid being manipulated by the Executive. He made the proposal while appearing before the Human Rights Committee of parliament led by its Vice-chairperson …

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NUP MPs-elect to meet over Speaker election

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform (NUP) party is set to have a retreat with its MPs-elect to decide who they will be supporting to the position of speaker and deputy speaker of parliament. Speaking to reporters today leaders of NUP led by John Baptist Nambeshe, …

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‘Cease fire’…. NRM tells Kadaga and Oulanyah

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The degeneration in the contest for the seat of speaker of the next parliament has caused concern in the ruling party, prompting action by the Secretary General. The National Resistance Movement (NRM) has now directed the contenders, incumbent Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, and her deputy Jacob …

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OULANYAH: I never ran away from age limit debate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah has dismissed recent statements that he feared handling the age limit debate and opted for foreign travel to escape responsibility. In a brief interview with journalists at Parliament, Deputy Speaker Oulanyah described statements made by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga as lies. He …

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