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Court of Appeal upholds Wilfred Niwagaba’s victory

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Court of Appeal has upheld the victory of Wilfred Niwagaba as the Ndorwa East Member of Parliament. Niwagaba’s victory was challenged by Dr. Protazio Begumisa, the former National Resistance Movement-NRM party candidate on allegations of bribery and falsification of results during the January 2021 elections. The …

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Finance seeks Shs3.8 trillion supplementary budget

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MPs on the Committee on Budget are scrutinising a Shs3.8 trillion supplementary budget with Shs1.3 trillion already spent as being within the limit allowed by the Public Finance Management Act. Section 25(1) of the Public Finance Management Act allows accounting officers, subject to the approval of …

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Court upholds victory of Rujumbura County MP Jim Muhwezi

  Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kabale has upheld the victory of Security Minister Jim Katugugu Muhwezi, as Rujumbura County Member of Parliament and that of Wilfred Niwagaba, as Ndorwa East County Member of Parliament. The petition against Muhwezi, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party flag …

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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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