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EC asks Kampala MP aspirants to book nomination appointments

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   The Electoral Commission has asked candidates for the Member of parliament for Kampala to book specific days they want to be nominated. As the electoral commission prepares to nominate candidates for Members of parliament seats next week, the aspirants in Kampala have been asked …

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EC rejects parliament’s proposal to extend nomination dates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has rejected the demand by Parliament to have the nomination for Members of Parliament extended saying there is no time. Parliament had tasked the electoral commission to extend the nomination dates to allow members who want to change names or align …

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Parliament committee wants mineral police protection unit disbanded

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Members of the Natural Resources Committee of Parliament want the Minerals Police Protection Unit disbanded for brutalizing artisanal miners. The unit was created at the height of conflicts in the mining areas of Bisya, Engaju and Nsiika among others between the large scale miners and …

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Political parties cry to parliament over delayed funding from gov’t

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Political parties have asked Parliament to compel the government to pay 10 billion Shillings support for political activities as many of them are currently struggling to operate. The funding, currently at 10 billion Shillings distributed to the Political parties under the Inter-Party Organization for Dialogue …

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Parliament lifts age limit for LCIII councilors

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has passed an amendment to the Local Government Act, removing the lower and upper age limit for lower local council leaders. The act initially capped the age for contestants for LCIII chairperson positions, sub-county, municipal or city division level at 30 and 75. As …

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Why public officers deny citizens access to information and records

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The right to access to information in Uganda has been curtailed due to deficient implementation of the Access to Information Law Enacted in Uganda almost 16-years ago.  As the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) marks the 2020 International Day for Universal Access to …

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Man arrested with human head remanded

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A man who was arrested with a human head at Parliament has been remanded to Masaka central prison. Joseph Nuwashaba on Friday appeared before Masaka Grade One Magistrate Grace Wakoli and was charged with three counts of murder, aggravated defilement and child trafficking. According …

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