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SPEAKER: We are not suffocating coffee agreement report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among has cautioned legislators against making reckless statements in regard to a committee report on the controversial agreement between the government and the Uganda Vinci Coffee Company Limited. While delivering her communication during the plenary on Tuesday, Among assured …

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Finance Minister, AG defend contentious coffee deal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Attorney General Kiwanuka Kiroywa and Finance Minister Matia Kasaija have defended the controversial coffee contract between the Government and the Italian investor that has ruffled feathers since last month. While appearing before the parliamentary committee on Trade, Tourism and Industry chaired by Mbarara city south …

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🔴 LIVE: Parliament pays tribute to Oulanyah

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament is today paying tribute to former Speaker Jacob Oulanyah in a special sitting. The body of Oulanyah will lie in state throughout the night. At 9.00 am tomorrow, the body will be taken to Kololo Ceremonial Grounds for a State Funeral. Tweets by …

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Zaake asks court to hear impeachment case expeditiously

Mityana, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The embattle Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Francis Zaake has pleaded with Deputy Chief Justice Richard Buteera to expeditiously hear his application challenging his removal from the parliamentary commission. On March 10th, 2020, Parliament resolved to remove Zaake from the parliamentary commission for alleged indiscipline. This followed a report …

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Tunisian president dissolves parliament after 8-month suspension

Tunis, Tunisia | Xinhua | Tunisian President Kais Saied announced on Wednesday evening the dissolution of the Assembly of People’s Representatives, or the parliament. The announcement was made by Saied in a speech broadcast on state television Wataniya 1. “The State is targeted by a desperate coup attempt … My responsibility …

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Friends and family hail Oulanyah for ubuntu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Family and friends of the late Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah have described him as a courageous and corruption-free person who wanted to shape the debate in Parliament. Hundreds of mourners gathered at the pre-funeral service for Jacob Oulanyah at his residence in Muyenga …

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AMONG: I will be Speaker for everybody

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Anita Among Annet, the newly elected Speaker of Parliament, has pledged to work and serve Ugandans irrespective of political party affiliation. Among made the remarks while delivering her mainden speech at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds in Kampala on Friday. Among garnered 401 votes to defeat …

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