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Parliament probes Entebbe Airport power outage

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has been given two days to provide a report about the power outage that paralysed business at the Entebbe International Airport a week ago. The demand was made during a meeting between a team from the Civil Aviation …

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Shadow cabinet to meet over plenary boycott

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | All opposition whips and members of the shadow cabinet are set to meet to decide whether to end or continue boycotting Parliament plenary sittings. The opposition led by the National Unity Platform (NUP) has boycotted parliament since last week following the re-arrest of Makindye …

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Kadaga Institute to lose name, autonomy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kilak North Member of Parliament Anthony Akol has been granted leave to present a private members bill that will reverse the autonomy of the Institute of Parliamentary Studies, recently named after the former Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga. The institute will now revert to …

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Oulanyah warns committees that ‘he who pays the piper, calls the tune’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has warned the Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government to stop funding activities of committees. Oulanyah says that this undermines the independence and authority of Parliament. Oulanyah made the directive during his communication to Members of Parliament on …

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NSSF Bill: President Museveni writes to Speaker Oulanyah

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has formally written to the Speaker of Parliament returning the National Social Security Fund Bill, 2019 with proposals for amendment. Oulanyah revealed the contents of Museveni’s letter dated 26th August, 2021 during the Tuesday plenary sitting saying that he had received …

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High Court throws out Engola petition

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Lira has dismissed with costs an election petition filed against Jonathan Odur, the Erute South Member of Parliament. The petition was filed by Sam Engola, the former State Minister for Housing. In his petition, Engola accused Odur of using money …

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Incomplete Bills won’t be retrieved, rules Oulanyah

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has put to rest the question of lapsed businesses of previous Parliaments, ruling that they cannot be retrieved by subsequent Houses. Oulanyah’s ruling ends uncertainties surrounding legislations that were either not assented to by President Museveni as required under article 91 …

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