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‘Obore’s contract was not terminated’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Jane Kibirige, the Clerk to Parliament has opposed an application by Chris Ariko Obore, the Director of Communication and Public Affairs of Parliament seeking a judicial review on the decision to terminate his services. In her response to the application, Kibirige notes that she …

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Egypt parliament to vote on extending Sisi rule to 2030

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egypt’s parliament, packed with loyalists of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, began Tuesday a session to vote on changes to the constitution that could keep the former military chief in power until 2030. The proposed amendments were initially introduced in February by a parliamentary bloc supportive …

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KADAGA: I am getting better

  Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has assured Ugandans that she is on course for full recovery from an illness that has had her hospitalized at Aga Khan in Nairobi, Kenya since last month. “I am glad to report that due to God’s Mercy …

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Obore recruited illegally – Clerk to parliament

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The recruitment of Chris Ariko Obore as Director of Communication of Public Affairs at Parliament was based on an illegality. This is contained in a March 5th, 2019 termination letter to Obore by the Clerk to Parliament, Jane Kibirige. She explains that this is …

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UCC backtracks on radio frequency for Parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament will not have absolute control of the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) Red Channel 98.0 FM, as it will only convey its programs through UBC, URN has learnt. According to the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), Parliament will be producing programs, and UBC will host …

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‘Gov’t now has full ownership of Uganda Airlines’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has regained full ownership of Uganda Airlines Company Limited, Works and Transport Minister, Monica Ntege Azuba assured parliament today. Azuba was responding during the plenary session chaired by Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah following a report by the Budget Committee and a minority report …

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BAHATI: No budget for elections in new districts

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government does not have a budget to facilitate the election of leaders in the six newly created districts, according to State Minister for Planning David Bahati. The affected districts are Nabilatuk, Kapelebyong, Bugweri, Kwania, Kassanda and Kikuube, which all became operational in July …

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Opposition to fight plan to introduce Parliamentary System

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Opposition legislators have dismissed as misplaced energy, a proposal by the National Resistance Movement-NRM party to introduce a Parliamentary System of Government. There have been reports that the ruling party was nursing the idea of moving from the Presidential System of government to …

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‘Violent people not part of People Power’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has appealed to his supporters to disassociate themselves from violence. The firebrand musician-turned politician who is the defacto leader of the “People Power” movement says violence is not part of their philosophy. As a result, he …

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