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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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PICTORIAL: MP Condester Sichalwe thrown out of Tanzanian parliament for wearing ‘ tight-fitting trousers’

Dodoma, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT | MP Condester Michael Sichlwe, 31 was thrown out of Tanzania’s parliament Tuesday, wearing ‘tight-fitting trousers’, referred to locally as ‘suruali iliyombana’. After another CCM party MP Hussein Amar sought guidance on the dressing code, Speaker of Parliament Job Ndugai threw her out for wearing ‘non-parliamentary …

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Speaker Oulanyah calls on MPs to embrace evidence based debate

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has urged members of the 11th Parliament to ensure that debate in the house is evidence-based rather than speculation. Oulanyah was today opening the three day orientation exercise for the 529 members of Parliament.     The …

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Parliament rents Kingdom Kampala building at UGX 18 Billion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament will rent space at Kingdom Kampala building for Shillings 18 billion to accommodate some members of parliament for two years as they wait for the completion of the new chambers. Helen Kawesa, Assistant Director Communications and Public Affairs (CPA) in parliament says 323 of the …

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Chris Obore back in office after Kadaga’s defeat

All I can say is that I was called by the Clerk to Parliament and handed the keys to the office Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Director Communications and Public Affairs Department in Parliament Chris Obore has returned to office a day after the defeat of former Speaker of Parliament …

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