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Parliament demands answers on conduct of LDUs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has demanded answers from government following acts of brutality by Local Defence Unit. Last week, President Museveni banned public transport and markets. The police and LDU personnel who were deployed to enforce the directive were accused of beating …

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Kadaga wants action taken against police officers who shot student

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga wants action taken against police officers who shot a student. Lowena Rachael Nankya, a student of Lugazi Mixed School was hit by a rubber bullet shot by anti-riot police during a joint operation with Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA Law …

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Govt tables UGX 200Bn supplementary budget request

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Government has tabled a supplementary budget request of Shillings 201 billion in parliamentary approval. The money is meant to fund wage shortfalls under various central and local government votes.       David Bahati, the Minister of State for Planning tabled the request before parliament. A huge …

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Parliament calls for audit of police, prisons facilities

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has tasked the House Committee on Defence and Internal Affairs to carry out an audit of police stations and prisons across the country. Kadaga’s directive followed a heated debate by Members of Parliament concerning the poor state of cell …

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‘Uganda to produce coronavirus sanitizer’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has told Parliament that a Ugandan-made spray which instantly kills viruses, including coronavirus, will soon be on the market. According to information from parliament,  what she described as an invention is however not a coronavirus treatment or cure, …

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Police advisory committee resolves to resume promotions

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  More than 1000 junior and senior police officers will be promoted in the last quarter of this fiscal year after nearly five years without holding any promotional exercise. According to sources, the Police Advisory Committee –PAC Chaired by the Inspector General of Police –IGP, Martin …

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Speaker asks MPs to reconsider travel abroad to tame COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has advised Members of Parliament to reconsider travels abroad as the world battles the worst Coronavirus -COVID-19.  Kadaga made the caution upon the cancellation of the 142nd Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) meeting that had been scheduled to take place between …

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