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Expedite Bill on Parliamentary Commission – Speaker

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has called for the expeditious handling of the Administration of Parliament (Amendment) Bill, 2019 that provides for election of the Leader of the Opposition, other Opposition leaders and representation of independent members on the Parliamentary Commission. The Bill …

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Why the IGG has asked ISO to investigate COSASE

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector General of Government (IGG) Irene Mulyagonja has asked the Internal Security Organisation (ISO) to investigate members of the COSASE committee of Parliament for soliciting bribes during the recent probe into the irregular sale of commercial banks. The directive by the IGG is …

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Kadaga, Central Bank director clash over COSASE report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has told off Benedict Sekabira, the Director Financial Markets Development Coordination in Bank of Uganda over his concerns on the central bank probe report. In her communication during plenary on Tuesday afternoon, Kadaga disclosed that she had received …

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Workers welcome minimum wage bill

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Workers have welcomed the Minimum Wage Bill. On Tuesday, Parliament passed the Minimum Wage Bill, 2018. The Bill empowers the Minister of labour to appoint a Minimum Wages Board to fix all minimum wages for various sectors. The minister is also mandated to …

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Bishop Bamwoze was a good ambassador of Christ – Ntagali

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The late former Bishop of Busoga Diocese, Rt. Rev. Cyprian Bamwoze lived as a good witness and ambassador of Christ, the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Stanley Ntagali has said. Bishop Bamwoze, 86, succumbed to leukemia on Monday at the Uganda …

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The Landlord and Tenant bill is biased- MPs

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Landlord and Tenant Bill 2018 largely favours tenants against landlords, Members of Parliament on the Physical Infrastructure Committee have observed. The MPs, who met the Minister of State for Housing, Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, were concerned that the Bill gives tenants more opportunities …

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MPs query $379M Gov’t support to Lubowa hospital investor

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have questioned the move by Government to guarantee a loan of $379 million to an investor for the construction of an International Specialized Hospital in Lubowa, Wakiso district. The government approved the construction of the hospital, to be operated as a world-class …

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Select committee to investigate Apaa conflict

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has resolved to set up a select committee to investigate the continued land conflict in Apaa Parish, Amuru district. This was prompted by a statement made by the Minister of state for Internal Affairs, Hon Mario Obiga Kania on the continued conflict during plenary …

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Opposition welcomes EALA Bill on common currency

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Opposition in Parliament has welcomed the passing of the East African Monetary Institute Bill 2017, which will pave way for a single currency in East Africa. The East African Monetary Institute Bill sought to set up the agency to perform the role of a …

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