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FUFA submits AFCON 2027 co-host bid to parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has finalized the bidding paperwork to co-host the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in 2027. Uganda, Tanzania, and neighboring Kenya have put up a joint bid before the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to host the 2027 AFCON. …

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House approves Shs4.4 trillion supplementary request

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has given the green light for a supplementary request of Shs4.4 trillion to cover additional expenses in the 2021/2022 fiscal year. On 10 May, the finance ministry presented a Supplementary Appropriation Bill to Parliament, seeking an extra Shs4.4 trillion to address unforeseen expenses …

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SH51.9 TRILLION: Uganda’s 2023-2024 budget revised

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government’s amendment to the proposed budget for the financial year 2023/2024, indicates an increase in the resource envelope from 50.9 trillion to 51.9 trillion Shillings. Henry Musasizi, the Minister of State for Finance- General Duties tabled the document on Wednesday during the plenary …

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Parliament eulogizes slain Minister Engola

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on Tuesday eulogized the late the Minister of State for Labour, Employment, and Industrial Relations, Retired Colonel, Charles Patrick Okello Engola Macodwogo. Charles Patrick Okello Engola was allegedly shot dead by his bodyguard, Wilson Sabiti on 2 May 2023 at his …

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Iron sheets scandal silences Anita Among

Speaker in panic as Museveni turns heat on implicated ministers Kampala Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Uganda’s Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, has cut back on her public appearances as she is gripped by panic and tension over charges she could face following her involvement in the blossoming scandal where government …

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NRM caucus returns the anti-gay bill to parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ruling NRM party caucus referred the Anti-Homosexuality bill passed last month back to parliament for improvement. The ruling party caucus sitting at Kololo independence grounds resolved to have the bill returned to August House before being sent to the president to assent to it. …

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Local govts to get Shs1 billion for roads

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Following a presidential directive, government has allocated each district and municipality Shs1 billion for maintenance of roads outside the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) jurisdiction. This was revealed in the report of the Physical Infrastructure Committee on the policy statement of the Ministry of …

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Welfare of security officers dominates sector debate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The welfare of police and army officers dominated the debate of the Defence and Internal Affairs sector as Members of Parliament called for improved working conditions. The debate followed the presentation of the sector report by the Chairperson of the Defence and Internal Affairs Committee,  …

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