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Increase funding to political party forum – LOP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Opposition in Parliament has called for increased funding to the National Consultative Forum in a bid to empower it in fast-tracking its statutory mandate under the Political Parties Organizations Act. The Opposition says enhanced funding will improve operations of the Forum and build capacities …

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IPOD drafting new MoU for political parties

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inter-Party Organization for Dialogue-IPOD is in the process of drafting a new Memorandum of Understanding-MoU that binds all political parties with representation in Parliament. Four political parties namely the Democratic Party-DP, Forum for Democratic Change-FDC, National Resistance Movement-NRM and Uganda People’s Congress-UPC signed …

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Challenges of Ugandan political parties

The internal party deficiencies and external, legal,constitutional framework they should address to be effective COMMENT | DEUS MUKALAZI MUBIRU | In Uganda, multi-party democracy was opened up after over two decades of ban.  This move towards pluralism was a first step towards a competitive party system in Uganda. Today, a …

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Oulanyah contacts parties over formation of Appointments committee

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The new Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has said that he has informally contacted leaders of the political parties represented in Parliament over the nomination of members to the appointments committee. The Appointments Committee is supposed to comprise of not less than fifteen and not more …

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Opposition parties cautioned against alliances based on convenience

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political parties have been advised to build consensus on issues of national importance. The Center for Advanced Strategic Leadership (CASTLE) has observed that inter party cooperation is usually based on convenience and not on principles. The observation was made in a paper presented on behalf …

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MPs query unequal distribution of funds to political parties

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has asked the government to explain the modalities used to distribute the 15 billion Shillings given to political parties with representation in Parliament. The Electoral Commission received 15 billion Shillings last week to cover facilitation for quarter one and  quarter two activities by the …

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Parties struggle as defeated candidates join independents queue

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political parties through their umbrella organization, the Interparty Organization for Dialogue [IPOD] had proposed an amendment to the electoral laws which would have seen people barred from contesting as independents if they lost party primaries. This was one of the rarest cases in which …

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