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Parliament seeks to restructure with growing number of MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament plans to review its organizational structure to cater for the growing number of legislators and workload. According to the bid document seen by URN, the Parliamentary Commission seeks to engage a professionally qualified and experienced consultancy firm to conduct an institutional review with the …

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Parliament seeks to restructure over growing number of MPs

  Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament plans to review its organizational structure to cater for the growing number of legislators and workload. According to the bid document seen by URN, the Parliamentary Commission seeks to engage a professionally qualified and experienced consultancy firm to conduct an institutional review with …

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MPs ask government to teduce domestic borrowing

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Members of Parliament have asked the government to reduce domestic borrowing as a means to finance the budget saying it will crowd out the private sector. The MPs were today meeting the Ministry of Finance and the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to consider two loan …

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Parliament approves UGX 200B for DRC road

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has approved 200 billion Shillings to support Uganda’s quest to jointly construct a 223-kilometre road with the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Uganda and DRC entered a bilateral agreement to implement strategic infrastructure projects which includes constructing the road from Kasindi …

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Parliament passes UGX 3.7 trillion supplementary budget

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has approved a supplementary budget worth Shillings 3.729 trillion for the 2020/2021 financial year to cater for critical areas that are not covered for in the budget and an increase in the budgetary pressures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.    The supplementary comes just …

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Gov’t seeks to borrow UGX 6 trillion to finance budget deficit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has tabled before parliament another request to borrow up to 6.2 trillion Shillings to finance the budget deficit for the current financial year 2020/2021. State Minister for Planning David Bahati who tabled the request said that of this, a total of 4 trillion …

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MPs frustrated by quality of debate in 10th Parliament

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   A section of legislators has criticized their colleagues for letting down the house with poor debate and low participation. Bufumbira East MP Dr James Nsaba Buturo says the quality of debate in the 10th Parliament has been disappointing because, according to him, some of …

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UWA to remove marabou stork nestlings from Parliament

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) will next week start the process of removing nests and nestling of Marabou storks and cattle egrets from Parliament. This follows concern from Members of Parliament that the birds have become a nuisance and could spread zoonotic diseases.  The …

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Butiaba sub-county disappearing under water, MPs warn gov’t

Buliisa, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  For several months, the rising water levels have been covering previously dry land as the nation looked on. Death, damage to farms and homes have been ravaging Butiaba Sub-County in Buliisa district particularly severely. Now Members of Parliament from Buliisa district are appealing to …

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