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MPs probe disappearance of Uganda’s properties in South Africa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee launched an investigation into the alleged disappearance of land titles for Uganda’s Mission in Pretoria and the Ambassador’s official residency. Both current and former ambassadors have denied knowledge of having seen these crucial documents during their respective tenures. The probe was …

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Geraldine Ssali powers reduced after sh8bn scandal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Geraldine Ssali, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Co-operatives, has been dropped as Accounting Officer to the ministry after financial queries over use of up to Sh8 billion. This arose from a parliamentary probe into alleged financial misappropriation of supplementary …

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Legislators probe recruitment discrepancies in URA top positions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Public Accounts Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities, and State Enterprises (PAC – COSASE) has resolved to investigate recruitment irregularities in the top positions at the Uganda Revenue Authority. Concerns over the lack of national character in the senior positions at the tax body came …

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I am victim of witch hunt, says NSSFs Richard Byarugaba

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former Managing Director of the National Social Security Fund-NSSF, Richard Byarugaba says that corruption allegations leveled against him have no evidence and are just a witch hunt. Byarugaba briefly made the statement before Parliament’s select committee investigating the operations of the NSSF. The select …

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Former NSSF boss Byarugaba faces probe for alleged mismanagement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Board of Directors of the National Social Security Fund-NSSF is set to commence investigations into the allegations of the Fund’s mismanagement by former Managing Director, Richard Byarugaba. Byarugaba’s contract expired at the end of November just after the expiry of his former deputy, Patrick …

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Zaake, lawyers question jurisdiction of House Rules Committee

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Francis Zaake has through his lawyers questioned the jurisdiction of the ongoing probe into his conduct. This is in line with the investigations by the Rules, Privileges and Discipline committee into Zaake’s alleged misconduct and use of unparliamentary language on …

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Mapenduzi’s involvement in Zaake probe is huge concern: LOP Mpuuga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mathias Mpuuga, the Leader of Opposition says that the involvement of Bardege-Layibi Division MP, Martin Ojara Mapenduzi in the ongoing probe into the conduct of Mityana Municipality MP, Francis Zaake is of huge concern. Since the beginning of the 11th Parliament, Mapenduzi, an independent legislator …

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All set for Zaake to face Katuntu in parliament inquiry

Misconduct Probe Against MP Francis Zaake starts Tuesday Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliaments’ Rules, Privileges and Discipline committee has resolved to start its inquiry into the alleged misconduct of Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake on Tuesday. Committee Chairperson Abdu Katuntu unveiled the work plan to journalists after a …

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