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Deputy Speaker Anita Among explains Oulanyah’s absence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker Anita Among has said that between her and the Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah, they established a working schedule which explains Oulanyah’s absence. Oulanyah who was last month elected Speaker of Parliament last presided over the sitting of the 11th Parliament during …

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MPs advised to remain in constituencies during parliament lockdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have been advised to work from their constituencies during the two weeks of parliament lockdown. This comes after concerns raised by Mathias Mpuuga, the Leader of Opposition in Parliament-LOP indicating that the closure has left MPs stranded. Parliament last week announced that …

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Ex-officio ministers take oath in Parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Twenty two ministers have today taken the oath of allegiance and oath of a Member of Parliament to formalize their presence as ex-officio members. They were appointed to Cabinet without being elected as Members of Parliament and as ex-officio members, they do not have …

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Covid-19: Parliament to close for two weeks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament is set to close for two weeks starting Monday, June 28, 2021 as Uganda battles the second wave of COVID-19. This is according to a June 22, communication addressed to members of parliament by Henry Waiswa, the Deputy Clerk to Parliament in charge of …

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Oulanyah working from home – Parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah is working from home and not ill. On Monday, social media was awash with stories that Oulanyah was critically ill and was due to be airlifted for treatment abroad. According to Parliament’s Director of Communication and Public Affairs Chris …

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Speaker Oulanyah working from a committee room

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah is operating from the East Committee Room of Parliament as he awaits finalization of the organization of the Speakers office on the sixth floor of Parliament. The office of the Speaker has been occupied for the past 10-years …

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Oulanyah urges MPs to legislate with decorum

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah has urged the Members of the 11th Parliament to conduct business with dignity and respect for each other. Oulanyah told legislators attending their induction on the Rules of Procedure that their conduct in and outside Parliament has a bearing on …

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