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Parliament rejects proposal for speakers voluntary resignation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has rejected a proposal that would provide for the voluntary resignation of the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker. Clement Obote Ongalo, the chairperson of the Rules, Privileges and Discipline commitee of Parliament had fronted the proposal on grounds that the current Rules of Procedure …

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ANT lays strategies for 2026 general elections

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Alliance of National Transformation (ANT) party is in early preparations for the 2026 general elections. The party led by Gen Mugisha Muntu registered a dismal performance in the parliamentary elections after its flag bearers were defeated.  They are Paul Mwiru, the MP Jinja Municipality …

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Unpaid court awards finally fall below UGX400BN – Audit Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Amidst all the damning findings by the Auditor General John Muwanga, there is something positive to report albeit with a warning;  the outstanding amount in court awards and compensation has after several years fallen below 400 billion Shillings, currently standing at 392.4 billion Shillings. The Auditor …

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Mwiru petitions court to overturn Nabeta’s victory

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Jinja South East Member of Parliament Paul Mwiru has petitioned Jinja High Court to overturn the election of his National Resistance Movement-NRM party rival, Nathan Igeme Nabeta. Mwiru lost to Nabeta in the January 14th, 2021 polls. Mwiru who ran on the Alliance for …

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Kyagulanyi lays evidence in 53 more affidavits to overturn Museveni’s victory

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The National Unity Platform -NUP’s former presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has filed 53 affidavits as evidence supporting his petition challenging the declaration of President Yoweri Museveni as winner of the January 14th polls. The affidavits include one by former Presidential candidate Joseph Kabuleta, Jinja …

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MPs divided on bill seeking to address regional imbalance in appointments

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee are divided over a proposed bill seeking to provide an instrument for addressing regional imbalances in recruitment, appointment and promotion of persons in public offices. The proposal is under a Constitutional Amendment Bill tabled before …

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Mwiru unbothered by criticism for joining ANT

Jinja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   The Jinja East Member of Parliament, Paul Mwiru says that he is not bothered by people criticizing him of defecting to the Alliance for National Transformation-ANT party.  In July, Mwiru formerly a member of the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party and Gerald Karuhanga, the …

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Violence in NRM primaries sets bad precedent-Opposition

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Members of Parliament in the opposition have expressed concern about the violence witnessed in the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party primaries.  On Friday, NRM conducted its parliamentary primary election in which party members chose flag bearers for different constituencies ahead of the 2021 general …

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