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Ndorwa East county MP loser challenges election of Wilfred Niwagaba

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Protazio Begumisa, the loser of the Ndorwa East County Member of Parliament seat has petitioned the High Court seeking for nullification of Wilfred Niwagaba’s victory.  Begumisa who is the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party flag bearer garnered 15, 826 votes while Niwagaba got 15,962 votes.  …

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MPs call for wider consultations on proposed 7 year term

As Parliament continues to debate the report of the committee on Legal & Parliamentary Affairs on the Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2019. MPs agree with:  Reinstatement of Presidential term limits; A section have rejected the proposal to increase term limits for civil servants including MPs from 5 to 7 years. Kampala, …

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Parliament defers debate on Opposition Constitutional Amendment Bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament on Wednesday deferred debate on the Opposition sponsored Constitutional Amendment Bill, 2019 following complaints from legislators about inactive iPads. The Bill moved by the Shadow Attorney General Wilfred Niwagaba seeks to scrap the representation of the army in Parliament, repeal the …

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MPs pessimistic about new term extension proposal

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT A new proposal by the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee to reintroduce the extension of the term of Parliament from the current five to seven years has been opposed by a section of legislators. The proposal, which had been approved by Parliament as part of the …

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MPs disagree on removal of army representatives from parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament sitting on the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee have urged the House to reject a proposal by the Opposition to remove the army from being represented in parliament. The army is among the special interest groups currently represented in Parliament. The others …

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Parliament rejects withholding tax on land purchase

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has rejected a proposal by the government to introduce a withholding tax on the purchase of land in the coming financial year 2020/2021.    Under the Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2020, the government had proposed a withholding tax on the purchase of land other than land which …

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Electoral reforms suggested by Opposition are costly – Bahati

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Clauses in electoral bills presented to Parliament by Ndorwa East MP Wilfred Niwagaba attract a huge financial implication on the consolidated fund, far above what the government can provide. This is according to State Minister for Planning David Bahati, speaking in defence of the failure …

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Opposition Constitutional Amendment proposals restrictive, discriminatory – Electoral Commission

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electoral Commission (EC) has opposed several constitutional amendments proposed by the opposition in the Constitutional (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which directly affects its operations. In its proposals tabled by the Shadow Attorney General, Wilfred Niwagaba, the opposition suggests to among others amendment of Article 60 to …

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