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MPs summon security ministers over non-compliance with gender and equity

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Members of Parliament  on the budget committee have summoned ministers for Defence and security to explain why the sector failed to comply with gender and equity requirements. The decision stemmed from a presentation from Equal Opportunities Commission on the gender and equity responsiveness of the …

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Parliament gets two new backbench commissioners

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has approved the nomination of Solomon Silwany, the Bukooli Central Member of Parliament and Safia Naluke Juuko, the National PwD representative in Parliament as the new backbench commissioners. The two will sit on the Parliamentary Commission, the highest decision-making organ of Parliament. It is …

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Ssempijja differs with parliament on UPDF fisheries operations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Vincent Ssempijja, the Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Minister, has differed with parliament on the suspension of operations by the Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF Fisheries Unit against illegal fishing activities. In December last year, parliament resolved to halt the operations of the UPDF Fisheries Unit …

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Court overturns elections in new municipalities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Constitutional Court has overturned the election of six members of parliament in newly created municipalities across the country. The affected are Patrick Ocan, the Apac Municipality Member of Parliament, Elioda Tumwesigye, Sheema Municipality, Tarsis Rwaburindore Bishanga, Ibanda Municipality, Hashim Sulaiman, Nebbi Municipality, Asuman Basalirwa, …

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Why court has overturned elections in new municipalities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A unanimous judgment by five Constitutional Court justices led by the Deputy Chief Justice, Alphonse Owiny-Dollo has overturned the election of six members of parliament in newly created municipalities across the country. The affected are Patrick Ocan, the Apac Municipality Member of Parliament, Elioda Tumwesigye, …

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LOANS: Parliament approves record Sh6.15 trillion in 2019

✳ Sh1.39 trillion for Lubowa Hospital ✳ Sh768 billion for Rwekunye-Apac-Lira-Acholibur Road ✳ Sh402.5 bn Muyembe-Nakapiripirit Road ✳ sh380 bn classified Defense ministry Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Parliament approved loans to the tune of sh6.15 trillion this year, according to the annual performance report of the house. Despite …

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Rules committee chairperson defends committee work

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  During each session of parliament, the Speaker of parliament directs the Rules, Discipline and Privileges Committee to investigate allegations of misconduct against some legislators. The committee is mandated to investigate complaints of contempt of parliament, breach of privileges and indiscipline among others. The Committee conducts …

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Motion to introduce panel of Speakers ready- Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A motion that seeks to provide for a panel of Speakers to help preside over parliament sittings is ready, the speaker of parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has revealed. According to Kadaga, the motion is one of the items on the pending business of parliament, adding …

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