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Parliament compels cabinet to issue guidelines on teachers SACCO funds

Kampala,  Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has tasked the government to explain why private teachers under Lockdown have not received their SACCO funds which were promised by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. In his last national address on COVID-19, President Museveni promised to inject 2 billion Uganda shillings into the Private …

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Mabirizi asks parliament to reject appointment of Chief Justice

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lawyer Male Mabirizi has asked the Parliament to reject the appointment of Alfonse Owiny-Dollo and Richard Buteera as the Chief Justice and Deputy Chief Justice respectively. Mabirizi says Owiny-Dollo is incompetent to fill the Chief Justice position while Buteera is being faulted for having been …

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MPs disagree on removal of army representatives from parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament sitting on the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee have urged the House to reject a proposal by the Opposition to remove the army from being represented in parliament. The army is among the special interest groups currently represented in Parliament. The others …

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KADAGA: Vote me, I helped push ‘Age Limit’ debate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has asked the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party to recognize her efforts in amending the constitution in 2017 by re-electing her as the 2nd National Vice Chairman. Speaking Tuesday at State House Entebbe where members of the Central …

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Uganda Coffee Bill 2018 finally passed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has passed the National Coffee Bill, 2018 that provides for registration of coffee farmers by the Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA). The registration of farmers will entail capturing details of the size of land, number of coffee trees, particulars of a farmer, coffee …

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Parliament approves bill providing for elderly representation

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has approved a bill providing for the inclusion of five representatives of older persons in the house. These will now form part of the other marginalized groups that are currently represented in parliament. Article 78 of the constitution provides for the composition of Parliament …

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MPs task gov’t on opening remaining sectors of economy

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament want some sectors of the economy still under lock down to re-open.  They argue that the sectors are prepared to meet the standard operating procedures and adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines.     Ever since the economy was locked in March 2020, some …

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MPs confirm five Parliament seats for elderly

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of parliament (MPs) have created five Parliamentary seats for elderly persons, one of which has been ring-fenced for women. Every region including Central, Eastern, Northern and Western will each have a representative elected by the Elders’ Council constituting all the districts in a particular …

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PAC probes UGX 398m unaccounted for by the courts

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Solicitor General Francis Atoke has withdrawn the undersecretary at the Judiciary from a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) session in Parliament over a questionable 398 million Shillings expenditure. The undersecretary Maureen Kasande had been asked to explain an expenditure of 398 million Shillings which lacked …

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Ministerial team mediating Kadaga, Oulanyah conflict

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Plans are ongoing, to reconcile the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga and the Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah as bickering between the two senior leaders of Parliament heightens.   The two leaders have had a bitter relationship since 2016 when Oulanyah sought to contest for the position …

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