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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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MPs reject mandatory assistance to accident victims

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Members of Parliament have rejected a provision in the Traffic and Road Safety Act that makes it mandatory for road users to render assistance to accident victims.        This is one of the provisions in the Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998 (Amendment) Bill, …

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LOP frustrated over absenteeism of shadow cabinet from meetings

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Leader of Opposition – LOP in Parliament, Betty Aol Ocan has expressed disappointment against members of the Shadow Cabinet for absenteeism in weekly meetings. The meetings are held from 8:30 to 10:00 am every Tuesday whenever Parliament is functioning.   The LOP appoints and heads …

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