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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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Trade Ministry needs UGX 5bn for Dubai Expo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Amelia Kyambadde has said that the ministry requires 5 billion Shillings to participate in the six months world expo scheduled to take place in 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates-UAE. In her statement to parliament on Wednesday, …

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Gen Tumwine found guilty of assaulting MP Cecilia Ogwal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Rules, Privileges and Discipline Committee has recommended that Gen. Elly Tumwine is reprimanded for breach of privilege of Dokolo Woman MP Cecilia Ogwal and for being disrespectful to Parliament. The committee’s recommendation stems from its investigation into allegations of contempt of parliament levelled …

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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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