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Zambia parliament elects first woman speaker

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | Lawmakers in Zambia on Friday chose prominent lawyer Nelly Mutti as the country’s first woman Speaker of the National Assembly. Cecilia Mbewe, clerk of the National Assembly, declared Mutti as the Speaker after the nomination went through unopposed. Mutti was duly elected during the first session …

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Speaker Oulanyah back at parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has today returned to parliament, as was welcomed by Deputy Speaker Anitah Among and Leader of the Opposition Mathias Mpuuga. Oulanyah returned from the United Kingdom on Friday after over one month in what Parliament says was …

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‘Speaker Oulanyah back in the country’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah on Friday quietly returned to the country, sources have revealed. Oulanyah has been out of the country for one and half months. He last presided over Parliament at the reading of the 2021/2022 financial year budget at Kololo …

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Speaker Oulanyah working from a committee room

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah is operating from the East Committee Room of Parliament as he awaits finalization of the organization of the Speakers office on the sixth floor of Parliament. The office of the Speaker has been occupied for the past 10-years …

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NUP’s Zahara Luyirika elected KCCA Speaker

✳ Zahara Luyirika – 43 ✳ Namusisi Shamim – 8 ✳ Invalid votes – 1 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Zahara Luyirika, the National Unity Platform Party-NUP candidate has been elected Speaker of Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA. Buganda Road Chief Magistrate Ayo Miriam Okello declared Luyirika, the Woman Councillor …

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NUP’s Luyirika and NRM’s Namusisi nominated for Speaker of KCCA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Councillors Zahara Luyirika from the National Unity Platform Party-NUP and Shamim Awal Namusisi from the National Resistance Movement-NRM have been nominated for the position of speaker of Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA. The position of Speaker and Deputy Speaker was introduced during the Amendment of the …

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Speaker Oulanyah calls on MPs to embrace evidence based debate

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has urged members of the 11th Parliament to ensure that debate in the house is evidence-based rather than speculation. Oulanyah was today opening the three day orientation exercise for the 529 members of Parliament.     The …

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IT IS JACOB OULANYAH!

🔴 SPEAKER IS JACOB OULANYAH ✳️ Oulanyah 310 votes ✳️ Kadaga 197 votes ✳️ Ssemujju 15 votes ✳️ Invalid votes 2 ➡️ 524 VOTES 🔴 DEPUTY SPEAKER IS AMONG ✳ Among 415 votes ✳ Nsibambi 37 votes ✳ Nsereko 24 votes ✳ Invalid votes 7 ➡ 483 VOTES Kampala, Uganda …

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SPEAKER ELECTIONS: Security deploys at homes of contestants

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | With the elections for Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the 11th parliament underway, security is deploying at the Kampala and upcountry homes of all contestants to ensure no attacks happen after results are released. Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said they have realized that the …

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