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Electoral reforms: UPC opposes with disclosure of source of funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) has objected to a proposal demanding presidential candidates to disclose their source of funds for campaigns 14 days after nomination. Led by the Party President Jimmy Akena, officials from UPC on Wednesday appeared before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee …

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Ministry of Works completes contract negotiations with SGS

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Works and Transport has completed negotiations with Swiss company Societe Generale De Surveillance (SGS) on the new contract. Permanent Secretary Wasswa Bageya says that they have submitted the contract to the Solicitor General for approval before it’s taken to the …

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Gov’t, European Union delegation meet over electoral reforms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union is leading a discussion to review the status and implementation of Uganda’s electoral reforms. The discussion started with a meeting held last night between development partners and government officials in Kampala. The meeting held at the EU Ambasodors residence in Kololo …

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Attorney General castigates critics for concocting electoral reforms provision

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Attorney General, William Byaruhanga says critics have largely misrepresented the provisions of the five electoral reform bills. They include the Presidential Elections Amendment, Parliamentary Elections Amendment, Local Governments Amendment, Electoral Commission Amendment and Political Parties and Organizations Amendment Bills. Byaruhanga presented the five …

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Gov’t moots electoral reform committee

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An Electoral Reform Committee may soon be established once parliament adopts new amendments to the Electoral Commission Act. The establishment of the committee is among the reforms in the Electoral Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2019 tabled before Parliament last week by the Attorney General William …

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FDC proposes alternative electoral reforms, ridicules gov’t proposals

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party has listed a number of electoral forms. They include among others the restoration of presidential term limits two five year terms, open recruitment of electoral commission officials and delineation of the military from the electoral process. The FDC …

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Government finally tables electoral reforms

✳ Presidential Elections (Amendment) Bill No.17, 2019 ✳ Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Bill No.18, 2019 ✳ Electoral Commission (Amendment) Bill No. 19, 2019 ✳ P. Parties & Org (Amendment) Bill No. 20, 2019 ✳ Local Govts (Amendment) Bill No.21, 2019 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has tabled proposed electoral reforms …

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Attorney General wants Succession bill shelved

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Attorney General, William Byaruhanga has asked Parliament to shelve the Succession (Amendment) Bill, 2018 because government will table comprehensive property-related bills in two weeks’ time. Byaruhanga made the appeal on Wednesday while appearing before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs committee.  The bill was …

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Attorney General advises against UTL audit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Attorney General William Byaruhanga has advised that there cannot be an audit of the administrators’ activities in Uganda Telecom Limited until the administration process elapses. According to a letter addressed to the Minister of Finance, Byaruhanga says the administrator Bemanya Twebaze is only …

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