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President Mnangangwa to attend 57th Independence celebrations

Kampala, Uganda |THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has invited the President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa to grace Uganda’s 57th Independence Anniversary. Mnangagwa replaced Robert Mugabe in August 2018 as president of Zimbabwe. Mugabe passed away last month. The National celebrations will be held in Sironko district under the theme “Consolidation …

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Museveni tasks Commonwealth countries on investment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has tasked Commonwealth countries to use their numbers to promote investments, work together on security and cultural exchanges. The President was on Thursday officiating at the opening ceremony of the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) at Speke Resort, Munyonyo. The conference …

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EC wants powers to ban presidential candidates who flout electoral laws

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission (EC) Chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama has sought a provision giving them power to ban campaigns of any presidential candidate who flouts electoral laws and guidelines. Byabakama was on Thursday appearing before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee that is currently collecting views …

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President Museveni wants EC to conduct UNSA elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electoral Commission-EC will oversee the forthcoming elections of Uganda National Students Association-UNSA, URN has learnt. The decision was reportedly reached in a meeting between President Yoweri Museveni, the patron of UNSA and the association leadership held at Entebbe State House on Monday. The meeting followed …

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Gov’t tasked to explain progress on provision of sanitary pads

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah has tasked the Ministry of Education and Sports to present a report within three months on the progress on government’s plan to provide sanitary pads to school girls in primary school. Oulanyah made the directive on Tuesday …

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68 percent Ugandans live outside money economy- Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 60 percent of the Ugandan population is poor because they are living outside the money economy, according to President Yoweri Museveni. The president believes that many Ugandans do not use their abundant land and labour to create wealth. He was closing a two-day …

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