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Maracha county MP Oguzu Lee joins race for deputy speaker

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Maracha county Member of Parliament Denis Lee Oguzu has joined the race for the deputy speaker of the 11th parliament.  Oguzu announced his bid on Wednesday evening while addressing members of the West Nile press in Arua city.  He said there is an urgent …

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Parliament rejects proposal for speakers voluntary resignation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has rejected a proposal that would provide for the voluntary resignation of the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker. Clement Obote Ongalo, the chairperson of the Rules, Privileges and Discipline commitee of Parliament had fronted the proposal on grounds that the current Rules of Procedure …

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Gov’t plans law to facilitate merger, disbandment of agencies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The government has proposed to have an omnibus law that will facilitate the merger and disbandment of agencies created by Acts of Parliament and those that are constitutional. This is carried in a statement by the Minister of State for Public Service, David Karubanga presented …

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MPs need more time to discuss EAC federation- Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has told a delegation of experts drafting the East African Community (EAC) Political Federation Constitution that legislators will require ample time to make their input on the establishment. Led by Chief Justice Emeritus, Benjamin Odoki, the representatives from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania …

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Gov’t to levy tax on fish maw exports

Government has been advised to undertake analytical studies on the value of fish maw internationally with the view to increase the levy upwards Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has approved an eight per cent tax levy on fish maw exports following the passing of the Fish (Amendment) Bill, 2021. In …

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Bill on motor vehicle licences rejected

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Traffic and Road Safety Act (Amendment) Bill 2021, seeking to introduce a license fee for motor vehicle owners payable annually has been rejected by Parliament. The Bill which was presented to Parliament in April by the government failed to meet favour with the Committee on …

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House approves taxes on rental premises, fish maw

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament on Monday approved several new tax measures including an 8 percent levy on fish maw exports, 5 percent levy and 10 percent levy on processed gold and unprocessed minerals respectively. The House also approved a proposal for landlords to file separate returns from each rental …

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Parliament rejects tax on wheat, maize brand

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament on Monday declined to approve the External Trade (Amendment) Bill, 2021 under which government proposed to levy US Dollars 0.4 per kilogram of exported maize brand, wheat bran, cotton cake and different by-products of the milling industry. The tax proposal was rejected after the …

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Parliament silently passes law against homosexuality

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has passed the sexual offences Bill 2019 reintroducing the ban on homosexuality in the country.    In a heated debate on Monday the MPs also rejected to the proposal that allows a person, who had consented to a sexual act to withdraw that consent …

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