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Tanzania’s Magufuli dissolves parliament ahead of elections

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | AFP | Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Tuesday dissolved parliament to allow for elections in October, pledging a “free and fair” vote in a country where the opposition has decried a climate of fear and violence. Magufuli, who took office in 2015 promising a crackdown on corruption but whose strongman …

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Parliament to spend UGX 568m on MPs medical insurance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament will spend 568 million shillings on medical insurance for Members of Parliament and their dependents. The parliamentary commission has also listed four medical service providers. They include AAR Health Services, International Medical Link, Sanlam Life Insurance Company Limited and IAA. The unsuccessful companies …

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Parliament mourns Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament on Thursday observed a moment of silence in honor of Pierre Nkurunziza, the President of Burundi who died on Tuesday this week. This was before the presentation of the Shillings 45.5 trillion 2020/2021 financial year budget speech by Finance Minister Matia Kasaija. In …

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MPs querry UGX150 Bn for reopening Entebbe airport

Kampala, Uganda| AFP |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Members of Parliament have asked the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to revise downwards, the 150 billion Shillings reportedly needed for reopening the Airport. The authority says that it needs up to 150 billion Shillings to cover the recurrent wage bill and sustained operations, port health …

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MPs express mixed reactions to state of nation address

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Members of Parliament have expressed mixed views on the State of the Nation Address.  Some MPs said that the President did not offer a clear strategy on how to save the economy from the effects of covid-19 while others say he gave hope to Ugandans.  …

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Parliament expunges 10bn displeasure motion against Oulanyah

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has expunged from its record a displeasure motion against the Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah. The motion was passed at the height of controversies on the allocation of 10 billion Shillings that was given to the institution for interventions to control the spread of coronavirus …

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House amends rules to provide for virtual parliament

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has amended its rules of procedure to allow for virtual proceedings in both committee and plenary sessions. This will allow Parliamentary business to run through a designated digital platform that enables MPs and staff to attend the meetings remotely. The amendment followed a directive from …

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Retired Chief Justices, deputies to earn monthly salary for life

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has approved a special package which allows Chief Justices and Deputy Chief Justices to continue earning a monthly salary even in retirement. This is one of the provisions of the Administration of Judiciary Bill which was approved this afternoon. The monthly salary payment …

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Acholi MPs want Elegu town put under quarantine for 21 days

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Members of Parliament from Acholi want the Government to put Elegu Town Council in Amuru district under quarantine for 21 days.  According to the MPs following the emergence of several cases of truck drivers testing positive at the Elegu border post between Uganda and South Sudan, …

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President Museveni address set for June 4

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni will deliver the State of the Nation Address to Parliament on Thursday, 04 June 2020 as planned, but at Kololo, not the usual venue of Serena. “Due to the COVID-19 situation and for observance of the social distancing measures, the function …

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