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MPs summon Attorney General over vehicle inspection contract

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Physical infrastructure committee of Parliament has summoned the Attorney General, William Byaruhanga to appear before the committee and present government’s position on the inspection of motor vehicles. This is after the committee chaired by Robert Kafeero Ssekitoleko adjourned the meeting with the Public …

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Attorney General asked to explain 2021 ballot paper deal dispute

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has directed that the Attorney General together with the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs explain controversies surrounding the procurement of ballot papers and the reported dismissal of staff at the Electoral Commission. The directive followed concerns by …

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MPs want gov’t to resolve SGS contract saga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have asked the government to expedite resolving the SGS contract saga. In March 2015, Societe Generale De Surveillance (SGS) signed a 12.5-million-dollar contract with the government to carry out routine vehicle inspection to keep off the road vehicles in poor mechanical condition. …

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East African Court of Justice dismisses age limit case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The East African Court of Justice has dismissed with costs the consolidated cases filed by seven opposition politicians challenging the removal of the age limit law from the Ugandan constitution. The politicians are Winfred Kiiza the Kasese District Woman MP, John Baptist Nambeshe the …

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Attorney general to table new political parties regulations

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Attorney General William Byaruhanga says that he will table new regulations relating to operations of political parties. Without divulging details of the regulations, Byaruhanga said that he will present the regulations on Thursday for debate and possible approval.  But Uganda Radio Network-URN learnt that …

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2021 elections: Gov’t declines to declare state of emergency

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has taken a decision not to declare a state of emergency in the country which would lead to the postponement of the 2021 general elections. The Justice and Constitutional Affairs Ministers, Ephraim Kamuntu disclosed this while appearing before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee …

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President Museveni approves administration of the Judiciary Bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni has assented to the Administration of the Judiciary Bill almost three weeks after it was enacted by Parliament. The Bill seeks to operationalize articles in the constitution that deal with the Judiciary as an independent arm of government and create guidelines and …

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Retired Chief Justices, deputies to earn monthly salary for life

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has approved a special package which allows Chief Justices and Deputy Chief Justices to continue earning a monthly salary even in retirement. This is one of the provisions of the Administration of Judiciary Bill which was approved this afternoon. The monthly salary payment …

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