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GEN JEJE ODONGO: Buganda is not being targeted

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Internal Affairs Gen. Jeje Odongo has told parliament that government cannot trace 31 of the 44 who have allegedly been kidnapped in the country in the past month. He said seven of the cases he has investigated were not kidnapped but …

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MP query UGX 56B electoral commission supplementary budget

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Budget Committee of Parliament has questioned a request of 56.523 billion Shillings by the Electoral Commission. A portion of the funds is required to facilitate electoral activities that have already taken place.  According to EC Secretary Leonard Mulekwa, although the commission needed 93 billion …

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Ministry of finance tables UGX 292 Bn supplementary request

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development wants an additional 292.394 Billion shillings to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic and support the economy.        This is the fourth supplementary requested by the Ministry since Parliament approved the 45.5 trillion budget …

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Gov’t seeks more time to present statement on kidnaps

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Internal Affairs Gen. Jeje Odongo has asked Parliament for more time to enable him present a statement on the violation of human rights during elections and kidnaps. Gen. Odongo was today expected to present a statement on the matter after he made …

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MPs ponder between principled Oulanyah and lenient Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | For his strictness, time management and no-nonsense attitude, Jacob Oulanyah has won some souls as an ideal speaker for the Ugandan Parliament. But he has also lost some, who believe that he does not give members as much time to speak, as Rebecca Kadaga does.   …

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KADAGA VS OULANYAH: Too close to call!

NEWS ANALYSIS | URN  | For his strictness, time management and no-nonsense attitude, Jacob Oulanyah has won some souls as an ideal speaker for the Ugandan Parliament. But he has also lost some, who believe that he does not give members as much time to speak, as Rebecca Kadaga does. Each …

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Muhoozi and Elwelu in, Tumwine, Kulayigye, Koreta out

📌 UPDF nominees were ✳ Gen Elly Tumwine ✳ Gen Edward Katumba Wamala* ✳ Gen David Muhoozi* ✳ Lt Gen Wilson Mbadi* ✳ Lt Gen Peter Elwelu* ✳ Lt Gen Charles Otema Awany ✳ Lt Gen Charles Lutaaya ✳ Lt Gen Andrew Gutti ✳ Lt Gen James Mugira* ✳ Maj Gen Sam Kavuma* ✳ Maj Gen Henry Masiko* ✳ Maj Gen Sam …

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Budget: Uganda’s debt payments near 3/4 of total revenue

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The budget committee of Parliament has raised a red flag at the rising cost of debt payments amidst shrinking revenues as for every 100 shillings collected in revenue, Uganda will be spending 71. 7 shillings in paying local and foreign debts in the coming financial …

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Parliament demands statement on re-opening of schools

    Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has asked the Government to come up with a comprehensive statement on plans for the reopening of schools. This is after Joseph Ssewungu, the Kalungu West MP raised a matter of national importance during plenary. He said that parents have been left …

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