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Parliament plenary sittings to resume on Thursday

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament is set to resume its business on Thursday, two days after it was suspended following explosions at the IPS building, opposite Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA, and the quarter guard at CPS Kampala on Tuesday. The Clerk to Parliament Adolf Mwesige said that he had …

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Parliament business suspended following city explosions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Clerk to Parliament, Adolf Mwesige has suspended today’s plenary following explosions at the IPS building opposite Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA and the quarter guard at CPS Kampala this morning. “I have been directed by the Rt. Hon. Deputy Speaker of Parliament to inform you …

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Opposition MPs vow to boycott plenary until colleagues are released

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Opposition legislators in parliament have vowed to shun plenary until the Kawempe North Member of parliament, Muhammad Ssegirinya and his Makindye West counterpart, Allan Ssewanyana are released. The joint security task force re-arrested Ssegirinya on Monday this week shortly after his release from Kigo prison …

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Parliament spends over UGX 1 billion to hire tents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has spent over 1 billion shillings to hire two tents being used for plenary sessions due to covid-19 restrictions. In March last year, Parliament sittings were shifted from the main chambers to the parking lot to observe the COVID-19 standard operating procedures. The legislature has …

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Oulanyah suspends plenary until after Easter

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah has today suspended plenary sittings so that Sectoral committees can consider respective ministerial statements for the financial year 2019/2020. According to the Public Finance Management Act,2015, government should have submitted all ministerial policy statements by March 15th. However, most …

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