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Privileges of MPs are limited – Oulanyah

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has said that there is nothing Parliament can do regarding the arrest of Kawempe North MP Muhammad Ssegirinya and Makindye West MP Allan Ssewanyana. On Tuesday, the Masaka Chief Magistrate’s Court charged and remanded the two MPs to Kitalya …

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Parliament honours Orthodox Archbishop Jonah Lwanga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament on Tuesday observed a moment of silence in the honour of the late Archbishop Jonah Lwanga of the Orthodox Church. Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga died on Sunday evening in Athens, Greece where he went for missionary work more than a month ago and fell ill. …

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Court dismisses petition against Ssegirinya

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has dismissed an election petition filed against Kawempe North MP Muhammad Ssegirinya on grounds that he was not effectively served by his rival Sulaiman Kidandala. Kidandala’s lawyers of Alaka and Company Advocates filed the petition against the legislator accusing …

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Three Wanyoto witnesses fail to show up in court

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The legal team of Mbale City Woman Member of Parliament Connie Nakayenze Ggaliwango has asked court to strike out the affidavits of three witnesses of her rival, Lydia Wanyoto Mutende, who ignored the summons to appear for cross-examination. This came after Wanyoto’s lawyer, Swabur Marzuk …

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Nabbanja on the spot for coming late to Parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja on Thursday came under criticism for late coming. This is after Thomas Tayebwa, the government Chief Whip had stood in for Nabbanja to answer some questions from Members of Parliament. Kiira Municipality MP Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda questioned why Nabbanja came to …

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Parliament demands comprehensive report on school reopening

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has directed the Minister of Education and Sports to bring a comprehensive report before the house on how the government plans to reopen schools. This is after the Kalungu West MP, Joseph Ssewungu who was raising a matter of national importance said that for …

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Parliament queries merger of government agencies

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have queried governments’ ongoing move to merge and rationalize public institutions and agencies, calling it a rushed and poorly planned process. The legislators raised concern regarding government’s exploration of the legal and financial ramifications involved in the process while responding to a …

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Medics urge Parliament to push for salary increment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Medical Association (UMA) has asked Parliament to push for salary increment for doctors and other scientists as directed by President Yoweri Museveni. Citing a Presidential letter and the President’s public addresses on Covid-19, Dr. Richard Idro, the President of the  Association said there is …

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Nabakooba: I was told of mass bribery in Mubende voting

Mubende, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lands Minister Judith Nabakooba has asked the High Court in Mubende to nullify the election of Joyce Bagala Ntwatwa for the Mityana Woman Parliamentary Seat, reasoning that the electoral process was not transparent. Bagala, a candidate of the opposition National Unity Platform – NUP …

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COURT: Minister Kania can file additional affidavits

  Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Arua has allowed the State Minister for Lands Obiga Mario Kania to file five additional affidavits in defence of an election petition against him. The court’s decision follows a preliminary hearing of the petition on Friday in which Apama Amato …

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