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POA’s token of appreciation

FDC changes in parliament spark fury with in Muntu’s camp Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME & FLAVIA NASSAKA | Of all the reasons Patrick Oboi Amuriat, the president of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), has given to explain the changes he has made with the opposition leadership in parliament, one is …

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RWANDA: Parliamentary elections set

But political temperature remains low as potential candidates collect signatures Kampala, Uganda |  JOHN MBARAGA | In just over two months Rwandans head to the polls to choose their next parliamentary representatives, but the political temperature is yet to rise as potential candidates move around constituencies collecting signatures to support their …

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Parliament directs Gen. Tumwine on Nommo Gallery

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has directed Security Minister, General Elly Tumwine to vacate Nommo Gallery for alleged nonpayment of rent. It came after the Tumwine ignored summons issued by the Gender, Labour and Social Development Committee to explain his failure to pay rent for using the gallery. A …

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COMMENT: Parliament and human rights

Why legislature needs to embrace activism and duty protect and promote human rights COMMENT | ISABELLA BWIIRE | In the exercise of its legislative powers, Parliament must promote human rights in three specific ways: It must repeal all existing laws that violate the rights protected in the constitution, ensure that none …

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Parliament passes Shs12billion for Amuru sugar works compensation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Budget Committee of parliament has approved Shillings 12 billion for compensating of people affected by the development of Amuru Sugar works project. The Lands, Housing and Urban Development Ministry had requested for Shillings 19 billion to compensate the residents in the surveyed area. Gilbert …

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Parliament tasks government on plight of street children

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Ugandan members of parliament have tasked the government to mitigate the increasing number of street children especially in urban centres. The call followed a motion moved by the chairperson of the parliamentary forum on children Bernard Atiku (Ind., Ayivu) to commemorate street connected children. The …

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Mps quiz Accountant General over unspent funds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament sitting on the Finance Committee have demanded for a comprehensive explanation on the fate of unspent balances that are returned to the consolidated fund. In accordance with the Public Finance Management Act, 2015 all unspent balances as at 30th June are due …

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Parliament recommends forensic audit on learners’ registration under NIRA

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The parliamentary committee on defense and internal affairs has recommended for a forensic audit to be carried out on the learners’ registration project that was implemented by the National Identification and Registration Authority. The project was carried out in both primary and secondary schools across the country …

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