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MPs question ministry officials on valuation of Ndeeba church land

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Members of Parliament have tasked Government officials to explain plans to pay for land occupied by other individuals instead of only paying for the demolished St. Peter Church Ndeeba.      The Ministry of Lands officials led by state Minister for Lands, Persis Namuganza was …

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Bamugemereire report on land to be turned into law-Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has said that the report that was compiled by the Commission of Inquiry into Land Matters led by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire will be studied with a view of turning its recommendation into law in a bid to streamline land issues in …

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Chief justice, MPs plot to make Ugandans feel the judiciary

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo and other top leaders in the Judiciary on Thursday met with a team of Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee and discussed on how to further strengthen the Judiciary so as to have justice dispensation felt by every citizen. This has …

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Gov’t not aware of 365 missing persons on NUP’s list

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Minister of Internal Affairs Jeje Odongo has said that Government does not know the whereabouts of the 365 people of the 423 presented as missing by the National Unity Platform (NUP). Odongo was presenting to Parliament a statement on missing persons where he noted that out …

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Private teachers petition parliament over UGX 20Bn relief fund

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Uganda Private Teachers Union has petitioned parliament over the 20 Billion Shillings pledged to private teachers to help them recover from the effects of the covid-19 outbreak. In July 2020, President Museveni pledged 20 Billion Shillings to support teachers in private schools who were …

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Gov’t proposes to slash embassy staff

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has unveiled plans to start the process of re-evaluating the number of workers in Ugandan embassies abroad and subscription to International organizations. The Foreign Affairs State Minister, Henry Okello Oryem, says the move is aimed at trimming the number of …

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Gov’t tables UGX 41.2 trillion budget for 2021/2022

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Minister of finance Matia Kasaija has tabled a budget of 41.2 trillion shillings for the next financial year 2021/2022. The proposed budget is 4.3 trillion shillings less than last year’s budget. According to the proposed budget tabled before the parliament’s budget committee by the …

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Nancy Kalembe wants EC funding to presidential candidates reinstated

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The former presidential candidate Nancy Kalembe has asked Parliament to reinstate the government facilitation for campaigns of presidential candidates.  The facilitation which included 20 Million Shillings and a car to each presidential candidate was scrapped in 2015 following the decision by Parliament to amend …

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MPs honor medics, decry poor state of Soroti Hospital

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has this afternoon honoured a 15-member medical team of Soroti Regional Referral hospital, for successfully conducting a surgery involving the separation of a dead from a live Siamese twin. The surgery took place in Soroti, six days after the baby was referred to …

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