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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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Gov’t rejects calls for COVID-19 mass testing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A proposal by Parliament calling for COVID-19 mass testing has been rejected by the government after the Minister of State for Planning David Bahati said that this was not possible currently. Dokolo Woman MP Cecilia Atim Ogwal had appealed that the government carries out mass …

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Somali leaders agree on revised election model

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |   Somali President Mohamed Farmajo and five regional leaders wrapped up a five-day meeting in Mogadishu on Thursday by agreeing on a revised election model for the 2020/21 polls which is crucial for the country’s stability. Farmajo who hosted leaders of the regional states of Galmudug, …

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Violence shouldn’t define 2021 elections –MPs

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have demanded that the government treats all Ugandans equally regardless of their political opinions. On Wednesday, MPs from across the political divide asked the government to ensure that all rights should continue to be protected even when the country embarks on the …

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Joint committee rejects NSSF direct lending to gov’t

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | A  joint team comprising members from the finance and gender committees in parliament has rejected proposed direct lending by the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) to the government. The committee members say that this is intended to avoid abuse of member’s funds and conflict of …

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