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NUP MPs to use vehicle cash on constituency welfare

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Opposition Chief Whip, John Baptist Nambeshe says that the National Unity Platform-NUP leaders resolved that their elected Members of Parliament devote substantial amount of vehicle cash to Constituency welfare. Out of the 529 Members of the Eleventh Parliament, NUP has 57 legislators hence …

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‘Speaker Oulanyah back in the country’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah on Friday quietly returned to the country, sources have revealed. Oulanyah has been out of the country for one and half months. He last presided over Parliament at the reading of the 2021/2022 financial year budget at Kololo …

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MPs task deputy speaker on Oulanyah absence

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Anita Among has said that the absence of Speaker Jacob Oulanyah has not created a vacuum. Among was on Wednesday afternoon responding to inquiries by a section of Members of Parliament on the whereabouts of Speaker Oulanyah. Oulanyah was …

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Parliament honors former Speaker Rebecca Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has awarded Rebecca Kadaga for her service during her tenure as Speaker. Jane Kibirige, the Clerk to Parliament presented the award to Kadaga on Thursday on behalf of the House administration. The event took place in Kadaga’s new office as Kamuli Woman MP at …

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Parliament confirms Shadow Cabinet

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has confirmed a 30 member Shadow Cabinet appointed by the Leader of Opposition (LOP) Mathias Mpuuga. This was during this afternoon’s plenary sitting chaired by Deputy Speaker Anita Among. Mpuuga officially presented the names of legislators appointed on the Shadow Cabinet. This comes after …

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Parliament lifts cap on committee membership

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has amended its rules of procedure and lifted the cap on the number of legislators who can sit on a particular committee. The Kira Municipality Member of Parliament Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda and government Chief Whip Thomas Tayebwa moved two motions seeking to increase the …

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Last batch of ex-officio ministers take oath in Parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The last batch of ministers has taken the oath of allegiance and oath of a Member of Parliament to formalize their presence as ex-officio members. They were appointed to Cabinet without being elected as Members of Parliament and as ex-officio members, they do not have …

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Government rejects proposal to recall Parliament

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Government Chief Whip Thomas Tayebwa has said that Government’s position is that Parliament remains closed despite calls by Members to have it open. Several members of Parliament including the National Resistance Movement MPs have said the house needs to be recalled and …

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