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Bahati, Onek on appointments committee to vet ministers

The National Resistance Movement (NRM) has nominated Ndorwa West MP David Bahati and Lamwo County’s Hilary Onek among to the Parliament’s Appointments Committee. Senior Presidential Press Secretary Don Wanyama Wednesday released a list of 20 MPs as the NRM party’s representatives to the committee. The Committee is mandated to approve …

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Ssekikuubo questions NRM silence over his battles

NBS: After battling with his swearing in as Lwemiyaga County legislator, Theodore Ssekikubo is now concerned with what he calls the negligence of the top NRM leadership that chose to remain silent as he battled to be sworn in, in addition to the pending court cases.   Share on: WhatsApp

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MPs want sh85 billion for cars

NBS TV: In the 9th parliament, the Parliamentary Commission gave each legislature 103 million shillings to procure vehicles that meet their standards as members of Parliament. The story of the 10th parliament is different as the new legislators now want this fee almost doubled. Share on: WhatsApp

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MPs scramble for office space

Parliament has written to Political Parties with parliamentary representation to convince their members to accept sharing the available office space. The August House is currently grappling with allocating the over 420 legislators office space, with every office expected to accommodate at least three legislators. Share on: WhatsApp

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Egypt parliament speaker warns MPs not to criticise monetary policy

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | The speaker of Egypt’s parliament has threatened to take disciplinary action against members who publicly criticise the government’s monetary policy, raising further questions about the legislature’s independence. Ali Abdel-Al told MPs on Sunday that the country faces foreign “conspiracies”, and “constructive criticism is accepted, but …

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Is Uganda broke?

Ministry of Finance officials say they have spent over 100 percent of the budget but government departments are struggling to meet their obligations amidst talk that the 2015/16 budget was suppressed by 30 percent. From his office on the sixth floor of the Finance Ministry block in Kampala, Kenneth Mugambe, …

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Kadaga re-elected, Oulanyah wins by a landslide

The National Resistance Movement Party candidates Rebecca Kadaga and Jacob Oulanyah were re-elected to lead parliament today. Kadaga was unopposed as Speaker while Oulanyah got 300 votes against only 115 for Mohamed Nsereko in the contest for Deputy Speaker. President Yoweri Museveni attended the session and administered the oaths to …

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PICTORIAL: MPs swear in for 10th Uganda parliament

Uganda’s Members of Parliament (MPs) were today sworn. The swearing in ceremony at Parliament buildings ahead of the 10th parliament was colorful in all aspects  – the dressing, the accompanying music and the character of MPs lined up. All 145 MPs scheduled to be sworn in today have. An extra …

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