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Why Parliament has directed a halt to police recruitment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, has directed government to nullify the just concluded recruitment of police officers, after Members of Parliament reported irregularities in the exercise. Kadaga said she was concerned that all MPs who had contributed on the matter during Thursday’s plenary sitting had …

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Kadaga tips MPs on etiquette ahead of commonwealth conference

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has advised Members of Parliament and protocol officers to maintain dignity throughout the upcoming Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference. The Conference, scheduled to take place between September 22 and 29 September at the Commonwealth Resort Hotel in Munyonyo, Kampala, is …

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CSOs back Museveni on GMO bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Civil Society Organisations have hailed President Museveni for not assenting to the National Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill, 2012. In a letter to the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, the President proposed that the inventor of genetic material be held liable for any harm that their …

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Gen Tumwine rejects MPs plan to visit safe houses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Security General Elly Tumwine has told the Human Rights Committee of Parliament that they cannot visit safe houses in the country for security reasons. Tumwine was on Wednesday appearing before the committee chaired by Janepher Nantume Egunyu to answer allegations of …

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MP Mawanda secures leave to introduce BoU Amendment Bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Michael Maranga Mawanda the Igara County East MP has been granted leave of Parliament to introduce the Bank of Uganda Amendment Bill 2019. The bill seeks to separate the fusion between the Bank of Uganda (BoU) management from the board of directors. It seeks …

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Gen. Tumwine to seek legal redress over parliament report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Security Minister Gen. Elly Tumwine has threatened to seek legal redress over a parliament report that found him guilty of assaulting Dokolo Woman MP Cecilia Ogwal. Tumwine’s statement followed the adoption of the Rules, Privileges and Discipline Committee report that recommended his reprimand for breach …

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Witnesses in safe house torture chambers probe threatened -Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has cautioned the government to respect the rule of law and human rights and aid parliament’s investigation into the alleged torture in safe houses. Kadaga told parliament yesterday afternoon that a number of people who are lined up to …

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Gov’t rejects planned power dam in Murchison falls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry for Water and Environment says that government will not approve the plan to construct a hydropower dam in Murchison Falls. This stems from a letter dated June 20th to the Ministry through National Environment Management Authority- NEMA from Electricity Regulatory Authority-ERA on …

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