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Deputy speaker Oulanyah unbothered about chairing house

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has said that he does not see any problem with his absence as chair of the plenary, saying he will resume when asked to do so. Oulanyah was speaking to the press about his candidature for the position …

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PAC probes Naguru police land takeover by car dealers

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament is probing a decision by the United Nations to sublease Uganda Police Land in Naguru to Used car dealers. The land which houses the Police Training School was offered by the government to the United Nations African Institute for …

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MPs want report on Uganda’s missions abroad

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) – Central Government has directed the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Patrick Mugoya to submit a comprehensive report on the state of the country’s missions and properties abroad. The Committee Chaired by Budadiri West MP Nathan Nandala …

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PAC questions Uganda’s failure to absorb international scholarships

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have been tasked to explain Uganda’s failure to take up 248 scholarships offered by four foreign countries. The scholarships were offered by Italy, Germany, Belgium and Algeria. The Public Accounts Commitee of Parliament raised the queries in a …

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Immigration officials questioned over UGX 2.8B unpaid debt

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has questioned officials from the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control (DCIC) over their failure to pay a 2.87 billion Shillings debt to a German firm, Muhlbauer High Tech International. The firm was contracted by the government to update the …

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300 legislators, parliament staff tested for COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Up to 300 Members and Staff of Parliament were screened for COVID-19 on Thursday. The screening which started at 8 a.m. and closed at 5 p.m. followed guidance by the Ministry of Health to test all members as a way of reducing exposure to COVID-19 …

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Parliament directs transport ministry over Boda-Boda operations

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has directed the Minister of Works and Transport to present a statement in regard to the plight of the Boda-Boda industry which continues to be under lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Kadaga, a statement should be …

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Six million face masks so far distributed

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  More than 6 million out of the required 30 million face masks have so far been distributed by the government in 20 districts.  The districts include Amuru, Kyotera, Buikwe, Ntungamo, Soroti, Arua, Adjumani, Isingiro, Masaka, Mbarara, Lira, Yumbe, Gulu, Moyo, Hoima, Rakai, Busia, Tororo, Kakumiro, …

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I am yet to receive my COVID-19 test results – MP Kahunde

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Woman MP for Kiryandongo Helen Kahunde has said she is yet to receive her COVID-19 test results after she tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday. Following unconfirmed reports in the corridors of Parliament that a female MP had tested positive for COVID-19, many online news …

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