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1st Specialized Fistula hospital launched in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Soroti district is home to the first Specialized Fistula hospital in East Africa. The hospital is found in Awasi village in Arapai sub-county along Soroti – Lira highway, six kilometers away from Soroti town. Alice Emasu, the Executive Director Fistula hospital, says construction of the …

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Uganda’s safe houses are not torture chambers- Tumwine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Security Gen. Elly Tumwine has reiterated that safe houses, wherever they exist in Uganda, are only used for intelligence work and not detention and torture of suspects. The affirmation follows a heated debate from which the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga …

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Parliament moves to investigate Lwamayuba, Kyengera safe houses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has directed the Human Rights Committee of parliament to investigate claims about the presence of safe houses in Lwamayuba and Kyengera where several Ugandans are reportedly tortured. She issued the directive after Latif Ssebaggala, the Kawempe North Member of Parliament …

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Parliament summons Environment Minister over Bugoma forest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Water and Environment, Sam Cheptoris has been summoned to appear before Parliament and explain the destruction of Bugoma central forest reserve. The Speaker Rebecca Kadaga made the directive on Thursday after Kigulu South MP, Andrew Kaluya raised a matter of national importance concerning …

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Gov’t tables NSSF amendment bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Gender, Labour and Social Development Ministry, has tabled the National Social Security Fund Amendment Bill, 2019 for its first reading. The State Minister for Youth and Children Affairs, Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi tabled the bill before parliament chaired by the speaker, Rebecca Kadaga on …

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South Sudanese refugee population in Lamwo hits 53,000

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of South Sudan refugees in Lamwo District has hit 53,000, following a recent influx recorded in Palabek Kal, Palabek Gem and Palabek Ogili settlements. The number stood at 49,716 refugees as of July 31, 2019, according to reports by the Office of the …

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Kadaga slams International community over refugees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has criticized the international community for failing to fulfill financial pledges made during the Kampala Solidarity Summit on Refugees, two years ago, in support of refugees in Uganda. The pledges recorded during the summit included USD100, 000 from Equatorial …

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Kadaga clears COSASE to probe BoU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has directed the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises – COSASE to conduct proceedings on issues that were not concluded as pertains matters on the closure of seven commercial banks by Bank of Uganda. The seven …

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Gen. Tumwine asks for more time to respond to allegations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Security Gen. Elly Tumwine has asked for more time to respond to allegations made against him in relation to contempt of Parliament. Gen. Tumwine on Thursday appeared before Parliament’s Rules, Privileges and Discipline Committee investigating allegations of contempt of parliament levelled …

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