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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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PM Rugunda ordered to explain security brutality against journalists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Parliament has directed the Prime Minister  Dr Ruhakana Rugunda to give a statement on the continued attacks on journalists by security officers in the country. This is after the Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Francis Zaake raised a matter of national importance in which he …

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Gov’t rejects demands to lift curfew

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda has said that the curfew time will be maintained despite calls by Members of Parliament to have it lifted. Rugunda was on Tuesday speaking during the plenary after Members of Parliament called for the curfew to be lifted to enable Muslims …

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Rationalization of MDAs ongoing – Minister Kasaija

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than three years since the idea to rationalize government agencies, ministries and departments was mooted, the prime minister is still decrying the overlapping or duplication of roles in government. Apart from this pushing up the cost of public administration, Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda …

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CSOs task gov’t to issue plan for reopening schools

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Initiative for Social and Economic Rights-ISER and Uganda Consortium on Corporate Accountability-UCCA have tasked government to come up with a complete plan of reopening schools for all learners to ease public anxiety.  The CSOs note that there is uncertainty on the continuity of studies …

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Social media still a security threat-Minister Jeje Odongo

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Government will only open social media after confirming that is no longer a threat to national security, the Internal Affairs Minister, Gen. Jeje Odongo has revealed.   It is now two weeks since the government shut down social media two days to the general elections on January …

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Flood victims in Bunyoro demand to be resettled

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thousands of people displaced by floods resulting from the rising water levels of Lake Albert in the districts of Hoima, Buliisa, Kikuube and Kagadi in the Bunyoro sub-region want the government to resettle them. While campaigning in the Bunyoro sub-region last month, President Museveni promised …

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Kivejinja an icon of NRM ideology -Rugunda

Bugweri, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Uganda’s Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has described fallen second deputy, Ali Kirunda Kivejinja as a true icon of the National Resistance Movement -NRM ideology of service delivery, peace, unity and tolerance. Kvejinja aged 85 years succumbed to Covid-19 on Saturday evening. Speaking to …

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KCCA launches UGX 7 trillions strategic plan

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA has launched a five-year strategic plan. The Seven Trillion Shillings plan was launched today at City Hall by the Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda. According to the plan, KCCA seeks to promote quality education through the renovation of school infrastructure which includes …

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