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Gov’t renews its commitment to end FGM

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Third Deputy Prime Minister, Rukia Nakadama has renewed government’s commitment to end female genital mutilation (FGM) which she said has persisted despite all the prohibitions. Nakadama said government was aware of cross border influence especially from Kenya that is frustrating its efforts to eliminate …

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Stakeholders propose tougher restrictions in Alcohol Bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Stakeholders have proposed tougher restrictions to regulate the sale and consumption of alcohol. This was during the stakeholders meeting organised by the Parliamentary Department of Legislative and Procedural Services regarding the proposed Alcoholic Drinks Control Bill on Tuesday, 31 January 2023. The bill seeks to …

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Tayebwa pledges Parliament support in GBV fight

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker, Thomas Tayebwa has pledged Parliament’s support to Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA) in the fight against violence against on women and girls. Tayebwa made this commitment in a meeting on gender based violence at Parliament, held on Wednesday, 07 December 2022. The event …

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KIU criticized for move to deny pregnant students exams

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has criticized the move by Kampala International University (KIU) to stop female nurses and mid wives from sitting for the national examination on grounds of pregnancy. In a memo presented to Parliament by Sarah Opendi, Tororo District MP, KIU was quoted to have instructed …

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Drinking hours to be regulated if new law passes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tororo District Woman Representative, Sarah Opendi will introduce the Alcohol Control Bill that seeks to regulate drinking. The Private Member’s Bill seeks to repeal the current legislation that includes, the Liquor Act, the Portable Spirit Act, and the Enguli (Manufacturing and Licensing) Act, all enacted …

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Women Parliamentarians complete mentorship programme

Kampala, Uganda | Patricia Akankwatsa | Members of Parliament participated in a Parliamentary Scrutiny and Communications Workshop delivered jointly by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK (CPA UK), the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), UN Women, and the Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA), and completed their mentorship programme in Entebbe on July …

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Marriage Bill returns to Parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Tororo District Woman MP, Sarah Opendi, has been granted leave of the House to introduce a Private Member’s Bill, entitled, “The Marriage Bill”. The bill seeks to provide a comprehensive legislation on matters relating to marriage considering that the Marriage Act enacted 118 years ago …

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Lira hospital faulted over failure to recruit specialists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have ordered the Director of Lira Regional Referral Hospital, Dr John Stephen Obbo, to provide evidence for non-absorption of Shs1.5 billion ring-fenced for hiring of medical specialists. Legislators who sit on the Public Accountants Committee (PAC-Central) are concerned that a number of hospitals …

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Mulago hospital grilled over unutilized UGX 4Bn for salaries

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament who sit on the Public Accounts Committee (Central) have tasked the interdicted Mulago National Referral Hospital Executive Director, Dr Byarugaba Baterana, to explain the hospital’s failure to absorb Shs4 billion meant for salaries of new staff. The Auditor General’s report for the …

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Tororo hospital X-ray machine lies idle for three years

Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An x-ray machine procured by the health ministry for Tororo General Hospital has remained idle for three years since delivery. The machine has not been put to use since its procurement in 2019 rising concern from legislators on the Public Accounts Committee who made an impromptu …

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