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Opposition petitions Speaker over vote on Roko deal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Opposition in Parliament has petitioned Speaker Anita Among challenging a vote on the proposed government purchase of preference shares in Roko Construction Limited. The petition written by Leader of Opposition, Mathias Mpuuga and endorsed by 32 MPs followed a Friday Opposition Caucus meeting …

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Legislators reject mandatory vaccination

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has rejected the proposed compulsory vaccination of adults that is provided for under the Public Health (Amendment) Bill, 2021. The government had proposed under the bill that was approved on Tuesday that persons who fail to comply with a requirement for vaccination would be …

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Museveni returns Mining and Minerals Bill to Parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has returned the Mining and Minerals Bill, 2021 to parliament for reconsideration. The bill which seeks to improve mining and mineral administration, business processes, and promote value addition to minerals was passed by Parliament on February 17 and sent to the President for …

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Speaker halts fresh constitutional amendments

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among stopped the house on Tuesday from considering the Constitutional Amendment Bill, 2022 that seeks to include five ethnic groups as indigenous communities in Uganda pending a Constitutional review process by the government. The Speaker called for a stand …

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Nambooze given green light to seek treatment in the US

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mukono municipality Member of Parliament Betty Bakireke Nambooze has been cleared by the Medical Board to travel to the United States for treatment. The breakthrough comes after the intervention of the Speaker of Parliament Annet Anita Among who directed the Medical Board to fast-track …

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Uncertainty still lingers over MPs’ UGX 40M handout

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have continued to give contradictory responses towards the recent controversial disbursement of 40 million Shillings they allegedly received on their accounts. While speaking to Uganda Radio Network in an interview, several legislators have confirmed receipt of the money while others have remained …

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Parliament disclaims UGX 40M handout to legislators

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has distanced itself from the alleged payout to legislators. This follows a claim by the National Unity Platform (NUP) party that MPs had been paid 40 million in cash from Parliament. A dozen of MPs majority of whom asked for anonymity to speak freely …

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Why MPs are targeting Musenero but are soft on Namuganza

NEWS ANALYSIS | BAKER BATTE  – URN  | This week, a parliamentary select committee set up by Speaker Anita Annet Among to investigate the Naguru-Nakawa land misallocation saga recommended that President Yoweri Museveni force his Housing Minister Persis Namuganza to step aside to allow for her investigation in the dubious …

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