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ABIRIGA: I was badly off

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga has confirmed photographs that have been circulating on social media are indeed genuine. The photographs showed him easing himself on a Kampala city road. He told NBS TV that the picture “is hopeless”, and wondered why people are spreading the picture on social …

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Focus back on Parliament as ‘Age Limit’ debate rages

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Focus returns to Uganda’s Parliament Tuesday when MPs return to The House at 2pm to continue business that was pushed forward from last week. Speaker Rebecca Kadaga is chairing today’s session that is expected to set in motion proposals to change the constitution to remove …

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Why Parliament Committee ordered arrest of Amudat finance officer

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Amudat District Chief Finance Officer John Bosco Luchugi, was last week arrested on the orders of the Local Government Accounts Committee of Parliament for allegedly mismanaging and illegally spending billions of monies meant for works in the district. Luchugi, who appeared before the Committee …

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‘Gov’t inflexibility hurting Opposition’

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Opposition has failed to form a formidable force to hold government accountable due to inflexibility by government, African legislators have concluded. In a communique issued at the end of a five day benchmarking workshop held in Abuja, Nigeria, Opposition MPs observed that it remained …

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Kadaga commissions paper processing plant

MP Abigaba roots for investment in the manufacturing of eco-friendly paper bags to replace ‘Kaveera’ Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Government has been urged to invest in the manufacturing of eco-friendly paper bags made from banana stems. The eco-friendly paper bags will help waste disposal by households as Uganda moves to implement the …

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Envoy seeks MPs’ support for a Mission in Abuja

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Uganda’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Amb. Nelson Ocheger, has appealed for the support of Parliament to provide funds for the construction of the country’s permanent High Commission in Abuja. Ocheger, who on Wednesday met Opposition MPs at the rented High Commission Building located on Mandara …

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Opposition should check impunity in gov’t – Nigerian Speaker

Kampala,Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | An effective Opposition must act as the last check to prevent impunity in governments in much of Africa, the Deputy President (Speaker) of the Nigerian Senate, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu has said. Meeting a delegation of selected MPs from the Opposition, Sen. Ekweremadu said that the Opposition …

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Zuma’s ex-wife named MP ahead of key ANC leadership vote

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | An ex-wife of South African President Jacob Zuma was re-appointed a lawmaker in parliament on Thursday, in what is being seen as her latest step to secure the country’s presidency in two years’ time. The National Assembly confirmed in a statement that Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, a …

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AGE LIMIT: The full story from in, and out of parliament

THE FULL STORY: Chaos reigns in and out of Uganda Parliament as expected debate on motion on age limit removal is deferred Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI |  The much anticipated motion for MP Raphael Magyezi seeking leave of parliament to introduce a Private Member’s Bill to amend the constitution …

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Jacob Oulanyah roots for equal opportunities

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has appealed to Members of Parliament, Equal Opportunities Commission, and institutions of government and others to champion equal opportunities for all. “The future of our great nation among other things largely depends on the importance we attach on issues …

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