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Opposition to fight plan to introduce Parliamentary System

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Opposition legislators have dismissed as misplaced energy, a proposal by the National Resistance Movement-NRM party to introduce a Parliamentary System of Government. There have been reports that the ruling party was nursing the idea of moving from the Presidential System of government to …

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‘Violent people not part of People Power’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has appealed to his supporters to disassociate themselves from violence. The firebrand musician-turned politician who is the defacto leader of the “People Power” movement says violence is not part of their philosophy. As a result, he …

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Expedite Bill on Parliamentary Commission – Speaker

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has called for the expeditious handling of the Administration of Parliament (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that provides for election of the Leader of the Opposition, other Opposition leaders and representation of independent members on the Parliamentary Commission. The Bill …

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Why the IGG has asked ISO to investigate COSASE

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector General of Government (IGG) Irene Mulyagonja has asked the Internal Security Organisation (ISO) to investigate members of the COSASE committee of Parliament for soliciting bribes during the recent probe into the irregular sale of commercial banks. The directive by the IGG is …

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Kadaga, Central Bank director clash over COSASE report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has told off Benedict Sekabira, the Director Financial Markets Development Coordination in Bank of Uganda over his concerns on the central bank probe report. In her communication during plenary on Tuesday afternoon, Kadaga disclosed that she had received …

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Workers welcome minimum wage bill

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Workers have welcomed the Minimum Wage Bill. On Tuesday, Parliament passed the Minimum Wage Bill, 2018. The Bill empowers the Minister of labour to appoint a Minimum Wages Board to fix all minimum wages for various sectors. The minister is also mandated to …

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Bishop Bamwoze was a good ambassador of Christ – Ntagali

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The late former Bishop of Busoga Diocese, Rt. Rev. Cyprian Bamwoze lived as a good witness and ambassador of Christ, the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Stanley Ntagali has said. Bishop Bamwoze, 86, succumbed to leukemia on Monday at the Uganda …

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The Landlord and Tenant bill is biased- MPs

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Landlord and Tenant Bill 2018 largely favours tenants against landlords, Members of Parliament on the Physical Infrastructure Committee have observed. The MPs, who met the Minister of State for Housing, Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, were concerned that the Bill gives tenants more opportunities …

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