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Kadaga unaware of constituency COVID-19 taskforce

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has denied knowledge of the proposed Constituency Covid-19 Task Force. Kadaga made the statement on Thursday during the plenary sitting. Media reports have for the past two days indicated that a Tuesday meeting between President Museveni and a select …

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Archbishops enthronement budget still less by UGX 500 million

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Up to 500 million Shillings is still needed to facilitate the enthronement of Rt. Rev. Dr Steven Kazimba Mugalu as the 9th Archbishop of the Church of Uganda. The event is scheduled for Sunday, March 1, 2020, at St Paul’s Cathedral, Namirembe.   A week later, …

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Parliament gets two new backbench commissioners

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has approved the nomination of Solomon Silwany, the Bukooli Central Member of Parliament and Safia Naluke Juuko, the National PwD representative in Parliament as the new backbench commissioners. The two will sit on the Parliamentary Commission, the highest decision-making organ of Parliament. It is …

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Gov’t chief whip pursuing MPs to pass resolution on cities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Government Chief Whip, Ruth Nankabirwa says she is pursuing Members of Parliament to realize quorum and pass the resolution on the motion seeking parliamentary approval for creation of 15 cities. The cities include Arua, Gulu, Fort Portal, Masaka and Mbale. Others are Lira, …

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Parliament adopts commitment to be honest, ethical

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Members of Parliament have adopted a commitment to be honest, uphold ethical values in all dealings and refuse to elicit or accept any bribe. The commitment signed on behalf of Parliament by the Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah also pledges that henceforth, Parliament shall provide …

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Kadaga to executive: Stop undermining parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has cautioned the Government Chief Whip, Ruth Nankabirwa and the Executive against undermining the powers and role of the legislature. Kadaga says that she is concerned that while political parties have the right to caucus and make decisions on …

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Ministers survive revolt by youth leaders over Museveni cash handout

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  There was a bitter exchange between the Government Chief Whip, Ruth Nankabirwa and National Youth Council delegates from 23 districts in Buganda region on Friday over financial handouts from the president. Nankabirwa was representing President, Yoweri Museveni at the closure of a three-day’s youth leadership …

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MPs ask Kadaga to rule on independent legislators

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of Members of Parliament tasked Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga on Tuesday afternoon to clearly come out with a position on designating independent legislators to different committees. The matter came up during the designation of MPs to different Sectoral Committees of Parliament …

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Kadaga sets deadline for gov’t to table bills

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Government has been given two months August to table all the necessary bills they want parliament to handle during the fourth session of the tenth of Parliament. The session started on 6th June when President Yoweri Museveni delivered his State of the Nation Address. …

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