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MPs oppose tolling Entebbe Express Highway

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | A section of members of the Physical Infrastructure Committee want tolling on the Kampala- Entebbe Express Highway to start after the 2021 general elections. Uganda acquired US 350 Million Dollars (approximately 1.2 Trillion shillings) from the Exim Bank of China to construct the Kampala-Expressway. The …

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Boda boda riders protest brutal arrests

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of the boda boda industry, Uganda have pleaded with parliament to intervene and stop the brutal police arrests. They were appearing before the Physical infrastructure Committee of parliament to present their views on the Traffics and Road safety bill 2019 alongside members of …

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Former bus driver accuses MP Ogong of breaching NSSF Act

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Felix Okot Ogong, the Dokolo South County Member of parliament and Managing Director Feslistar bus services is on the spot for non-remittance of NSSF contributions for his former employee. Yunus Kiggundu, the chairperson of United Bus Drivers Association Uganda, who worked for the company for …

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MPs oppose proposal to penalize landlords who annoy tenants

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Physical Infrastructure Committee of parliament has resolved to delete a clause in the Landlord and Tenant Bill, 2018 that seeks to fine or jail landlords who annoy their tenants. The Bill seeks to formalize and regulate the relationship between landlords and tenants. Clause 51 …

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MPs oppose compensation of Tororo-Gulu railway rehabilitation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Physical Infrastructure Committee has recommended that more than 4,000 People affected by the Tororo-Gulu Railway project should not be compensated. The MPs made the resolution on the project after considering the ministerial statement for the works and transport for financial year 2019/2020. In the …

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Physical infrastructure committee approves road reserve expansion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Physical Infrastructure Committee of parliament has approved the proposed expansion of Uganda’s road reserves from 15 to 40 meters. A report authored by Robert Kafero Ssekitoleko, the Physical Infrastructure Committee Chairperson, notes that it is incumbent on government to secure land in form …

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Infrastructure committee invites the public over landlord-tenant bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Physical Infrastructure Committee of parliament is scheduled to conduct public hearings on the Landlord and Tenant Bill. The Lands, Housing and Urban Development Minister, Betty Amongi Ongom tabled the bill in November 2018. The Committee that is chaired by Nakifuma County MP, Robert …

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