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Delay to pass Administration of Judiciary Bill irks Speaker

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has expressed concern over the continued delays to debate and pass the Administration of Judiciary Bill. The bill seeks to provide for and strengthen the independence of the Judiciary. It is also meant to operationalize articles in the …

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MPs dissent on Bill to regulate religious organisations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have rejected a move by Manjiya County MP, John Baptist Nambeshe, to introduce a Private Member’s Bill that aims to regulate religious organisations. Nambeshe said the bill titled the Religious Organisations Bill, 2019, seeks to have all religious organisations registered and …

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Local Content Bill tabled minus certificate

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kassanda North MP Patrick Nsamba Oshabe was on Wednesday allowed to table a private members bill, without a certificate of financial implication. Parliament Rules of Procedure provide that all Bills introduced in the house shall be accompanied by a Certificate of Financial Implication …

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‘NRM plotting to change presidential election process’

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Opposition has accused the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Party of plotting to amend the constitution to provide for the election of the president through a parliamentary and not presidential system. Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze claimed on Wednesday that they have received …

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Opposition wants term limits back, more power for the VP

Opposition lists 10 proposed constitutional reforms Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of Opposition Betty Aol Ochan has unveiled ten proposed electoral reforms and constitutional amendments by the opposition, saying government has delayed to table a comprehensive bill. Key among the proposed reforms are reinstating and entrenching presidential …

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MPs moot Bill to amend NSSF Act

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament plan to table a Bill to amend the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Act of 1985 to allow workers’ access their savings before the age of 50. The Act currently provides that a member of the Fund shall be entitled to benefits …

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs seeks more funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is seeking funds in the next financial year to cater for government’s contributions to international bodies. The request was made by the Minister, Sam Kutesa, who was appearing before the Committee on Foreign Affairs to defend the ministry’s budget proposals …

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Opposition threatens to table own electoral reforms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The opposition in parliament has revealed plans to table proposed amendments to different electoral laws amidst accusations that government is unwilling to do so. It follows a statement, that they say is incomplete, by the Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister, Kahinda Otafiire to parliament …

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Parliament starts routine health check for MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has started a new health check routine that will see members undergo a routine examination to determine their blood pressure levels. Then voluntary drive is aimed at combating cases of high blood pressure among the legislators. The decision follows concerns that most MPs do …

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Draft bills on Uganda electoral reforms now ready

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The draft bills detailing reforms recommended by the Supreme Court in the aftermath of the 2016 general elections are ready for submission to Cabinet, Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister Gen Kahinda Otafiire has said. The amendments relate to the 10 recommendations that arose out …

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