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Government given two weeks to return Sugar Bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Parliament has given government two weeks to return the sugar bill 2016 to the house. In 2018, Parliament passed the sugar bill 2016 excluding zoning, which would allow sugar millers to set up factories and buy cane from out growers without any restrictions. However, …

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Former Minister Buturo hits proponents over GMO comments

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former minister for Ethics and Integrity, James Nsaba Buturo has criticized United States Ambassador Deborah Malac for allegedly meddling into Uganda’s internal affairs. The Bufumbira East MP yesterday addressed a Press Conference at Parliament together with Kumi Municipality MP Silas Aogon on the …

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AU Judicial Dialogue adopts action plan on human rights

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The African Judicial Dialogue has ended with the adoption of a draft action plan for the promotion and protection of Human and People’s Rights on the Continent. The draft outlines 18 action points for promotion and protection of Human Rights. It will …

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Education Committee tasked to investigate Mak unrest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has directed the Education Committee to investigate the unrest at Makerere University. Kadaga’s directive followed a debate of the students strike and the brutal raids by the army on students Halls of residence. On Wednesday, Parliament passed a motion …

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Legislature sector review: Kadaga outlines areas for improvement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is need for parliamentary committees to increase and improve citizen engagement on business being handled, the speaker of parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has observed. She disclosed this while opening the third annual Legislature sector review at Hotel Africana, noting that weak citizen engagement is one …

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Parliament condemns brutality against Makerere University students

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has passed a motion condemning the recent brutality by security officers against Makerere University students protesting the 15 percent cumulative tuition increment. This followed a motion tabled by the Igara West MP, Raphael Magyezi. He urged parliament to make a statement condemning acts of …

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Guild presidents petition speaker Kadaga over Makerere University impasse

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Guild Presidents Association has petitioned the Speaker pf Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga to intervene and address grievances of students of Makerere University which among others includes implementation of the 15 percent cumulative tuition policy. A delegation of the Association, led by Kyambogo University Guild President …

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Youths petition speaker Kadaga over unemployment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  A section of youths has petitioned Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga demanding immediate action to reduce unemployment. The petition was presented through the  umbrella; Uganda Youth Federation for Good Governance, today. Eric Bithum Opondo, the Organisation’s General Secretary said  that parliament needed to recognize that …

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Kadaga slams tourism board for snubbing miss tourism pageant

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has expressed displeasure with Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) over its failure to facilitate the Miss Tourism Uganda for the International competition in Malaysia.   Kadaga said that the Board’s action was disadvantaging the promotion of Uganda’s tourism sector and frustrating …

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