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Attorney general to guide after expiry of ministers’ term

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Attorney General will advise on how the Government will proceed with its business following the expiry of the ministers’ tenure.  This is according to the Head of Public Service and Secretary to Cabinet John Mitala.    In her communication to the MPs during Tuesday’s plenary …

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How Uganda may end up paying billions to DRC – Experts report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda could end up paying billions of Shillings to the Democratic Republic of Congo as compensation for occupation of its territories during the 1997 to 2003 war if the Hague based International Court of Justice (ICJ) decides to adopt compensation figures recommended by its experts. Four …

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Reparation case: DRC demanding too much- Attorney general

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Uganda has argued that the Democratic of Congo (DRC) is simply demanding too much money in compensation and has not presented evidence justifying its claim.    In his opening remarks on Thursday at The Hague—Netherlands—based International Court of Justice (ICJ), Uganda Attorney General William Byaruhanga …

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DRC demands US$4.3B from Uganda for war reparation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has asked Uganda to pay U$322 million for damages caused by its troops during the Congo invasion between 1997 and 2003. This reparation is part of the US$4.3 billion compensation that Congo is demanding from Uganda nearly half of …

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Electoral commission, AG want Kyagulanyi’s petition dismissed

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Electoral Commission and the Attorney General have asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the election petition filed by former Presidential Candidate for the National Unity Platform-NUP, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu for filing it outside the mandatory 15 days after the declaration of results. In their …

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EC set to announce election date for MPs, LCs

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Electoral Commission is set to announce the specific date for elections of Members of Parliament and Local Government councils, leaving out the date for the Presidential elections pending nominations. This was revealed by the Attorney General William Byaruhanga while presenting a statement to Parliament …

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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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