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UPC calls upon government to fulfill pledges to health workers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Congress has asked the government to address the welfare of medical workers in the country in order to prevent strikes. Medical doctors at government hospitals in Uganda under their umbrella association of Uganda Medical Association -UMA, are continuing their strike that started on …

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Besigye’s new Front

For pressure group, is competition with Bobi Wine’s NUP better than cooperation? Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | The People’s Front for Transition comes at a time when Dr. Kizza Besigye is marking twenty years since he first ran for president. After four grueling election cycles, Besigye sat out the …

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UPC demands for lifting of curfew hours to favor evening classes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Congress-UPC has called upon the government to consider extending the start of curfew hours from 7pm to 10pm purposely to allow evening classes resume with no interruptions. Muzeyi Faizo, Head of Media and Communications at UPC, reasons that most of higher learning institutions’ …

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Kigezi UPC vice chairman resigns and quits party

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sam Tindimwebwa Kanyamukiza, the Kigezi region Uganda People’s Congress-UPC party vice chairman has resigned and quit the party citing unending party wrangles. In his August 2, 2021 letter addressed to Jimmy Akena, the UPC party president, Tindimwebwa says that he could not withstand the endless …

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IPOD drafting new MoU for political parties

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inter-Party Organization for Dialogue-IPOD is in the process of drafting a new Memorandum of Understanding-MoU that binds all political parties with representation in Parliament. Four political parties namely the Democratic Party-DP, Forum for Democratic Change-FDC, National Resistance Movement-NRM and Uganda People’s Congress-UPC signed …

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UPC asks gov’t to regulate COVIDEX prices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) has asked the government to intervene and regulate the price of COVIDEX herbal drug on the market. This follows the increase in the prices of the drug. Before it was approved by the National Drug Authority-NDA, the drug was being …

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Challenges of Ugandan political parties

The internal party deficiencies and external, legal,constitutional framework they should address to be effective COMMENT | DEUS MUKALAZI MUBIRU | In Uganda, multi-party democracy was opened up after over two decades of ban.  This move towards pluralism was a first step towards a competitive party system in Uganda. Today, a …

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An elder statesman’s advice for Kadaga

As former Speaker ponders next move amid backlash from NRM Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Aggrey Awori, former presidential candidate and former minister in President Yoweri Museveni’s government has some advice for ex Speaker Rebecca Kadaga; “remain steadfast in National Resistance Movement (NRM) and help inexperienced legislators on parliamentary …

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