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Gen. Tumwine to seek legal redress over parliament report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Security Minister Gen. Elly Tumwine has threatened to seek legal redress over a parliament report that found him guilty of assaulting Dokolo Woman MP Cecilia Ogwal. Tumwine’s statement followed the adoption of the Rules, Privileges and Discipline Committee report that recommended his reprimand for breach …

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KADAGA: MPs are allowed to determine own pay

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has defended a move by Members of Parliament (MPs) to increase their own pay. Kadaga says that there is no illegality since the process is done in conformity with all provisions of the constitution. Last month, the Supreme Court …

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Parliament Passes KCCA Amendment Bill 2019

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament on Thursday passed the Kampala Capital City Amendment Bill 2019.  The bill which was first introduced in 2015 has put in place the position of Speaker at KCCA and the Divisions to separate power. This means the legislative powers have been handed over to …

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Kadaga says MPs will still visit Lubowa hospital site

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has said that Parliament will still push to know details about ongoing works at the International Specialized Hospital site at Lubowa in Wakiso district. On Tuesday, a group of legislators from the National Economy Committee accompanied by the Health …

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Civilians overwhelm Bombo military hospital

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bombo General Military Hospital is overwhelmed by the number of civilians, who drain the facility’s stock forcing the army to refer its officers to private facilities. The Hospital’s Director Col. Dr Ronald Nangamba says that 80 per cent of the patients attended at Bombo are …

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Supreme Court ruling on MP salaries

Hopefully it will reactivate the stalled process to get a salary review commission which has been long overdue COMMENT | Cissy Kagaba | We are pleased with the decision of the Supreme Court to uphold the 2016 ruling of the Constitutional Court decision that impugned Section 5 of the Parliament …

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Parliament demands regular updates on Lubowa hospital

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has asked the Ministry of Health to report to Parliament every two weeks on the status of the International Specialized Hospital in Lubowa. This was after the Minister of Health Jane Ruth Aceng on Thursday presented a statement on …

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MPs demand gov’t action on pastor Bujingo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |   Members of Parliament have asked the government to take action against Pastor Aloysius Bujingo for publicly saying he tolerated his wife for over 10 years with haemorrhage. Kampala Woman MP Nabilah Naggayi Sempala who raised a matter of national importance on Wednesday at Parliament …

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Chief whip under attack over committee deployment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament witnessed an unprecedented attack against the Government Chief Whip, Ruth Nankabirwa by the Kyankwanzi Woman MP, Ann Maria Nankabirwa. The Kyankwanzi Woman MP couldn’t take it when Government Chief Whip dropped her from the Natural Resources Committee where she has been serving as a …

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