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Retired Chief Justices, deputies to earn monthly salary for life

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has approved a special package which allows Chief Justices and Deputy Chief Justices to continue earning a monthly salary even in retirement. This is one of the provisions of the Administration of Judiciary Bill which was approved this afternoon. The monthly salary payment …

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Acholi MPs want Elegu town put under quarantine for 21 days

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Members of Parliament from Acholi want the Government to put Elegu Town Council in Amuru district under quarantine for 21 days.  According to the MPs following the emergence of several cases of truck drivers testing positive at the Elegu border post between Uganda and South Sudan, …

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President Museveni address set for June 4

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni will deliver the State of the Nation Address to Parliament on Thursday, 04 June 2020 as planned, but at Kololo, not the usual venue of Serena. “Due to the COVID-19 situation and for observance of the social distancing measures, the function …

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Denmark reopens borders for locked-out lovers

Copenhagen, Denmark | AFP |  More than two months after closing its borders, Denmark has loosened restrictions to let couples separated by coronavirus lockdowns finally see each other again — even if the easing applies just to partners from a few nearby countries for now. Parliament agreed a deal last week …

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Parliament passes bill to regulate mobile money transactions

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has passed a Bill providing for supervision and oversight of mobile money transactions. This approval followed the adoption of Parliament’s Finance Committee report in a plenary sitting chaired by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga. The approved legislation, the National Payment Systems Bill, 2019 is envisaged to provide a …

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MPs split on proposal to involve Museveni in NSSF bill scrutiny

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Members of Parliament are divided over a proposal to meet president Yoweri Museveni for an input on the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Bill. A joint team of members of the gender and finance committees is scrutinizing the NSSF bill, which among others, seeks to make …

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Parliament approves UGX 33Bn supplementary budget

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament on Tuesday approved a supplementary budget of 33 Billion Shillings for the current financial year 2019/2020. The budget will cater for maintenance of several Kampala Capital City roads, interventions for street children and others.  The funds were approved during a plenary session chaired by …

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Parliament questions move to solicit for funds from workers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has demanded that the National COVID-19 Response Fund immediately withdraws a letter seeking money from salaried employees to help in the fight against the coronavirus disease. The National COVID-19 Response Fund recently reached out to employers asking for their support to collect at least …

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Is Kadaga fighting Oulanyah?

  Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The rivalry between the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga and Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah has once again come to the fore, with a proposal reportedly aimed at impeaching Oulanyah in offing. MPs from the Busoga caucus reportedly started collecting signatures to impeach Oulanyah …

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