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Ugandan MPs to be screened for COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health will screen MPs for the coronavirus disease-COVID-19. The exercise will start tomorrow Thursday, July 15. The decision followed an engagement with officials from the Ministry of Health officials who guided that MPs needed to be tested based on their engagements which …

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President Museveni declines to assent to PPDA amendment bill

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  President Yoweri Museveni has declined to assent to the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets (Amendment) Act, 2020.  The Act passed on February 21, 2020, was aimed at reducing bureaucracies  as well as ensuring efficacy and transparency in the procurement of public assets The Act …

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President yet to assent to Traditional Medicines Act

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has said that President Yoweri Museveni is yet to assent to the Traditional and Complementary Medicines Act, 2019, a year since it was passed by parliament. The Act was passed on 5th February 2019, and it among others …

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Former RDCs, deputies demand monthly allowances after termination

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former Resident District Commissioners (RDCs) and Deputy Resident District Commissioners want Parliament to enact a law under which they will be facilitated with monthly housing, health, transport, security and other allowances upon the termination of their service. RDC’s are appointed by the President under …

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President Museveni advises taxi drivers to form apex body

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has directed taxi associations in the country to form one apex body for proper management and regulation. According to State Minister for Kampala Benny Namugwanya, the president is concerned that the numerous splinter groups and associations of taxi drivers and operators …

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MPs pray for peaceful 2021 elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on Thursday gathered for an inter-denominational prayers in which they prayed for a peaceful 2021 general election and protection against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The prayers that attracted 80 people in a socially distanced setting took place at the Parliament parking …

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Parliament seeks explanation for Mak student death

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has directed the Minister of Internal Affairs to explain the circumstances surrounding the death of Emmanuel Tegu, a student of Makerere University. Tegu, a student of veterinary medicine was allegedly beaten by a mob near Lumumba Hall in Makerere University two weeks ago. …

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