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Violence in NRM primaries sets bad precedent-Opposition

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Members of Parliament in the opposition have expressed concern about the violence witnessed in the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party primaries.  On Friday, NRM conducted its parliamentary primary election in which party members chose flag bearers for different constituencies ahead of the 2021 general …

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Museveni gives ultimatum to IGP Ochola

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has given Inspector General of Police Okoth Ochola a chilling ultimatum: You either do your work or I will do it myself! Museveni disclosed the ultimatum he gave to the IGP himself this Monday at The president was speaking today at the NRM …

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Museveni’s guidance on NRM primaries stirs mixed reactions

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | National Resistance Movement-NRM party members have expressed mixed reactions to President Museveni’s guidelines on today’s party primaries.  On Wednesday, President Yoweri Museveni, in his capacity as the NRM National Chairperson issued guidelines in which he instructed that all party members including those that are not …

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Skilling Uganda started on a wrong footing- Education ministry

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and Sports has acknowledged that the Business, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (BTVET) Strategic Plan 2011 – 2020 also known as Skilling Uganda was started on a wrong footing. The program, launched in 2012, was expected to usher in a …

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Mabirizi institutes criminal charges against Bobi Wine

Kampala,  Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Lawyer Male Mabirizi has opened criminal charges against National Unity Platform leader Robert Kyagulanyi on allegations of giving false information about his age.   In his documents filed before Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court, Mabirizi contends that Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine on two occasions gave false …

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URA appoints new customs boss

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  The Uganda Revenue Authority-URA board has appointed new commissioners to replace those fired in May 2020. The appointments made after the August 26, 2020 sitting saw Abel Kagumire appointed as the commissioner customs. Kagumire had been acting in the position since early this year. Richard Kariisa  has …

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Parliament renews call for gov’t to open remaining sectors

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has reechoed the need for government to open different sectors still under lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  She made the call during plenary on Tuesday afternoon as Parliament resumed business after a two weeks’ recess.  In her communication to …

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Aine picks presidential nomination forms

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  Christopher Aine has picked presidential nominations forms at the Electoral Commission. Aine arrived at Electoral Commission offices on Jinja road exactly 12:45pm on Monday dressed in an African shirt and khaki pair of trousers. Together with his driver and right hand man, they matched to the …

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