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Parliament to buy new cars for Speaker, deputy and directors

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   The Parliamentary Commission is seeking additional funding totaling sh249.52 billion to among other things procure 13 vehicles including those for the Speaker and Deputy Speaker, their lead and backup cars and the entitled Directors and Assistant Directors. According to a Legal and Parliamentary Affairs …

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MPs recommend UGX 235Bn additional budget to judiciary

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Legislators sitting on the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee want government to provide additional funding totaling 235.5 billion to the Judiciary in the coming financial year 2021/2022. The funding is to cater for operationalization of newly gazetted courts, transport equipment, implementation of new staff structure, …

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Seven eyeing deputy speaker’s job in parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Seven Members of Parliament have indicated that they intend to contest for the position of Deputy Speaker of Parliament when the house opens its doors in May. The election of a Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Parliament is the first activity of the assembly after …

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Every MP to get Sh300 million to buy a car

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | A pleasant welcome awaits the freshly elected and re-elected members of Uganda’s parliament – all 520 of them. The Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija is hunting for sh165bn to avail Parliament a budget for MPs motor vehicle allowances in the 11th Parliament. Divided by about 520 …

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MPs continue getting mileage allowances despite not attending plenary

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Even as newly re-elected President Museveni vows not to let members of parliament increase their salaries/emoluments so as to reduce waste and increase funding for essential services, the Treasury has to suffer unnecessary hemorrhage of at least 30 billion shillings as MPs continue getting millage …

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Parliament approves loans worth UGX 18.6 trillion in 2020

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Last year Parliament approved loans to the tune of 18.69 trillion Shillings, according to the report detailing the business transacted by the House in the year 2020.    The approved loans are up from the 6.15 trillion Shillings that legislators approved in 2019.  According to the …

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43 candidates nominated for special interest group parliamentary elections

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has nominated 43 candidates for the 20 Special Interest Group parliamentary seats. The constitution creates five categories of Special Interest Groups, which include the Elderly, the Youth, and People with Disabilities, Workers and the Uganda People’s Defense Forces.    Other than the …

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UWA suspends removal of marabou stork nestlings from Parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wildlife Authority has suspended the process of removing marabou stork and egret nestlings from Parliament to allow the eggs to hatch and chicks to fly. On Monday, UWA started relocating the marabou storks and egrets from the precincts of Parliament following concern from …

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