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Attorney general to guide after expiry of ministers’ term

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Attorney General will advise on how the Government will proceed with its business following the expiry of the ministers’ tenure.  This is according to the Head of Public Service and Secretary to Cabinet John Mitala.    In her communication to the MPs during Tuesday’s plenary …

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Parliament closes with the approval of 5 trillion shillings loans

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The 10th Parliament has come to an end with the approval of five loans worth 4.8 trillion shillings in a few days. Parliament’s five-year term concludes today, Tuesday  the 11th of May 2021 according to the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga. On Monday, Parliament approved two loans …

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Kadaga slams PM Rugunda on speakers election dates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A letter written by Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda about the dates for the election of the new Speaker of Parliament was unnecessary, according to the current Speaker Rebecca Kadaga. The Clerk to Parliament last week released the swearing-in program of the MPs to the …

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Kadaga reveals how gov’t tried to impede sexual offenses bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has commended Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA), for standing up to the executive and moving with the gender-related bills that have been passed. Kadaga was speaking at the awards ceremony at Parliament where UWOPA celebrated members for their role in …

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MPs reject report on Nakawa-Naguru housing estate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has rejected a report on the status of land on the former Nakawa-Naguru housing estate. The report by the Committee on Physical Infrastructure found that the Uganda Lands Commission (ULC) has allocated over 50 acres of land to private persons as opposed to a sole …

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Gov’t plans law to facilitate merger, disbandment of agencies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The government has proposed to have an omnibus law that will facilitate the merger and disbandment of agencies created by Acts of Parliament and those that are constitutional. This is carried in a statement by the Minister of State for Public Service, David Karubanga presented …

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MPs need more time to discuss EAC federation- Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has told a delegation of experts drafting the East African Community (EAC) Political Federation Constitution that legislators will require ample time to make their input on the establishment. Led by Chief Justice Emeritus, Benjamin Odoki, the representatives from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania …

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House approves taxes on rental premises, fish maw

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament on Monday approved several new tax measures including an 8 percent levy on fish maw exports, 5 percent levy and 10 percent levy on processed gold and unprocessed minerals respectively. The House also approved a proposal for landlords to file separate returns from each rental …

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Parliament silently passes law against homosexuality

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has passed the sexual offences Bill 2019 reintroducing the ban on homosexuality in the country.    In a heated debate on Monday the MPs also rejected to the proposal that allows a person, who had consented to a sexual act to withdraw that consent …

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