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NRM to reach consensus on speakership race-Nankabirwa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The National Resistance Movement (NRM) party will reach a consensus on the candidate for the Speaker and Deputy Speaker race. According to the Government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa, although all MPs in the party are free to express their interest and contest for the Speakership …

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Gov’t suggests UGX 200m fine for persons catching under size fish

Fisheries and Aquaculture Bill tabled before parliament seeks to consolidate and reform the law relating to the management of fisheries products and aquaculture Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Persons who catch undersize fish face a jail sentence of seven years or a fine of 200 million Shillings as one of the …

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Oulanyah adjourns house on return to mourn with Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah declined to proceed with today’s Parliament sitting, even though this was the first time in over a year that he was chairing the house. He said he could not continue with Parliamentary business when his superior is mourning. Through his official …

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State agencies intimidated NRM supporters to vote against me – Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has said accused state agencies of harassing and blackmailing National Resistance Movement (NRM) supporters to vote against her in the just-concluded Central Executive Committee elections. Kadaga beat State Minister for Lands Persis Namuganza to retain her position as the …

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Parliament tasks gov’t to address landlord, traders row

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has directed the government chief whip Ruth Nankabirwa to ensure that the landlords and traders are at ease regarding payment of rent. The directive followed a matter of national importance raised by Kampala Central MP Muhammed Nsereko who …

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MPs task gov’t on opening remaining sectors of economy

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament want some sectors of the economy still under lock down to re-open.  They argue that the sectors are prepared to meet the standard operating procedures and adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines.     Ever since the economy was locked in March 2020, some …

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MPs task gov’t on opening remaining sectors of economy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament want some sectors of the economy still under lockdown to re-open. They argue that the sectors are prepared to meet the standard operating procedures and adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines. Ever since the economy was locked in March 2020, some sectors …

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Nankabirwa drops MP Annet Nyakecho from ICT committee leadership

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa has dropped Tororo North Member of Parliament Annet Nyakecho from her role as chairperson Parliament’s Information, Communication and Technology Committee (ICT). Nyakecho has been the chairperson for the last three years. She will be replaced by Dokolo North …

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NRM MPs receive extra Sh 40 million each

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party Members of Parliament have reportedly received more Shillings 40 million each amidst tension between the Executive and Legislature over the controversial 10 billion COVID-19 funds. Uganda Radio Network-URN has learnt that the MPs who started receiving the …

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