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New UHRC chairperson, commissioners pledge swift investigations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The newly appointed Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) chairperson, Mariam Wangadya has committed to ensuring quick investigations for cases of human rights violations. Wangadya made the comments shortly after appearing before the Appointments Committee of Parliament for vetting. The committee approved Wangadya together with four …

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MPs support gov’t proposed ban on anticipatory declaration of wealth

Jacob Oboth, the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee chairperson applauded the move saying that anticipatory declaration of wealth is one of the new types of corruption used by leaders. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators sitting on the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee have expressed support of the government’s proposal …

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MPs task Minister Lokodo over delayed appointment of substantive IGG

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have expressed concern over the continued absence of a substantive Inspector General of Government – IGG. This was during a meeting between the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee and Minister of State for Ethics & Integrity Simon Lokodo who had appeared to …

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Parliamentary election losers in Karamoja call for calm

Moroto, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Two of the incumbent members of parliament in Karamoja who lost their re-election bid have called upon their voters calm down.  They are Fred Angela, the Moroto Municipality Member of Parliament and his Bokora counterpart, Terence Achia Sodium. Angela lost to his rival Francis Adome while …

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Parliament starts scrutinizing amendments to leadership code act

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has started scrutinizing the Leadership Code (Amendment) Bill, 2020.  Introduced in 1992, the Leadership Code Act last amended in 2017 by parliament sets limits on the financial behaviour of public servants, require leaders to declare their incomes, assets and liabilities and put in place …

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Anti-Corruption units to be set up in Ministries

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | State Minister for Ethics and Integrity, Fr. Simon Lokodo has said anti-corruption units will be established in government ministries, departments and agencies. This is a new strategy contained in the zero tolerance to corruption policy 2018 passed by cabinet last week. Fr Lokodo says the …

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VIDEO: Members of pornography control committee sworn in

VIDEO: Members of pornography control committee sworn in Kampala, Uganda | NTV UGANDA | Members of the the Pornographic Control committee have been sworn in . Five of the committee members took the oath of office yesterday at the Ministry of Ethics and Integrity. The nine member committee was appointed in …

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