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Pay MPs Shs 250,000 a month to prevent struggles to get elected

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Church of Uganda Bishop of North Karamoja Diocese, Rt. Rev James Nasak has proposed a reduction of the MPs monthly package to 250,000 shillings to help stop people from fighting and dying to enter Parliament. According to the bishop, most people have taken politics …

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Inside Ali Kirunda Kivejinja’s life

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |Kirunda Kivejinja was born in an aristocratic family that traced its origin from the ancient kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara. He was born at the height of British colonial occupation of Uganda. He undertook Islamic instruction before formal education that took him to India, a newly independent nation. …

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Why more Ugandans are contesting for parliamentary seats

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a 47 percent increase in the number of parliamentary candidates from 1,747 in 2016 to 2,659 in the 2021 elections. In the 2011 elections, 1,730 candidates ran for parliamentary seats. In the 2016 elections, a parliamentary seat attracted four candidates on average compared …

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MUSHEGA: Not too late for Museveni to retire

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former senior cabinet minister and NRM political ideologue Nuwe Amanya Mushega has said it is not too late for Uganda to turn course, after admitting that, “We are not in the best of state. This violence which is going on is not nice.” Mushega said he …

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Commercialization of politics in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Research conducted on one fifth of Uganda’s districts found that aspirants for parliament, districts chairs and mayorships had spent at least 250 billion shillings three months before the official campaign kicked off. This would loosely put the expenditure for that level of aspirants in the …

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I am the best candidate to manage regime change – Tumukunde

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Independent presidential candidate Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde has told the people of Pader district to avoid voting for opposition politicians who can’t manage the post-Museveni politics of the country. Tumukunde said with his background and experience, he is the best person to direct the change …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Gen. Elly Tumwine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Gen. Elly Tumwine: Why being the face of UPDF violence isn’t a one off THE LAST WORD Museveni’s missing campaign: Why Bobi Wine is surging and what the president can do to stem …

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