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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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CID investigations link parliament suspect to Masaka murder

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Police’s Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has identified a man arrested at Parliament with a human head this afternoon as a 22-year-old Joseph Nuwashaba, a resident of Kizinda, Bushenyi district. According to a statement issued by the CID Public Relations Officer Charles Twiine Mansio, Nuwashaba …

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Man arrested taking child’s head to Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Police are investigating a man who has allegedly delivered a child’s head at the parliament building disguised as a wrapped gift to Speaker Rebecca Kadaga. The man whose identity is not yet disclosed, was intercepted at the parliament gate opposite the National Theatre by security …

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MPs oppose move to police personal social media accounts

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A section of Members of Parliament has slammed Uganda Communications Commission for moving to regulate electronic broadcasts on personal social media space. In a Public Notice issued on Monday, UCC- the telecommunications regulator reminded all online content providers that they have up to October 5, …

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Parliament confirms 5 Covid-19 positive cases

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has confirmed that five of its staff have tested positive for Covid-19. A statement issued by Helen Kaweesa, the Assistant Director of Communications and Public Affairs indicates that the positive cases were recorded after a random testing exercise at the Parliament last week. …

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PWDs seek more representation in Parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Persons with Disability- PWDs want the number of representatives in Parliament increased from five to eight. The PWD League of the Inter-party Organization for Dialogue-IPOD say that the positions should be distributed with each of the four regions represented by two including a male …

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