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MPs petition court over Museveni‘s ‘sole candidature’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eleven Members of Parliament have petitioned the Constitutional Court demanding a declaration that the endorsement of President Yoweri Museveni as the sole candidate in 2021 general elections is illegal. The MPS are;  Theodore Ssekikubo , Lwemiyaga County, Barnabas Tinkasimire   Buyaga  west, John Baptist Nambeshe  …

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FDC supporters want Bukonzo west MP investigated over Museveni’s visit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of supporters of the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party supporters in Kasese district want Bukonzo West MP Atkins Godfrey Katusabe investigated over his relationship with President Yoweri Museveni. Katusabe, who represents Bukonzo County West constituency, is a member of the opposition FDC …

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Speaker Kadaga bashes trade committee over sugar bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has faulted the Trade Committee of parliament for rushing the Sugar Bill 2016 and overstepping their mandate. Kadaga, who has been away for close to a month because of ill health expressed her concern in a meeting with Busoga …

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Museveni discourages small scale farmers against cotton growing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has asked farmers to stop growing cotton on a small scale. Museveni made the remarks on Thursday at Karambi playground in Karambi Sub-county, Kasese district. He was visiting the area on the invitation of the Bukonzo West Member of Parliament, Atkins …

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Traders to reap big as Kenya, Uganda sign pacts

Mombasa, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan and Kenyan traders will be the biggest beneficiaries after their two countries yesterday signed a raft of agreements meant to ease trade, cement political ties and improve their social/cultural connections. The colourful signing ceremony, conducted at the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa, was witnessed …

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Museveni hails China for funding Isimba dam construction

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President, Yoweri Museveni commissioned Isimba dam in Kayunga district. Museveni switched on four turbines of the 183MWs dam amidst cheers from high profile dignitaries who accompanied him. Construction of the dam took 47 months and cost US$ 566 million. 85% of the money was …

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MPs accuse colleagues of accepting bribes to reconcile with NRM

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three legislators have accused the ruling National Resistance Movement –NRM party of bribing their colleagues who were allegedly reconciled with the party at the just concluded parliamentary Caucus retreat. A total of 23 MPs were paraded before President Yoweri Museveni by the government Chief …

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Rwenzururu veterans plead for Mumbere’s freedom

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rwenzururu Kingdom veterans have asked Gen Salim Saleh, a brother to President Yoweri Museveni to facilitate the freedom of Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere. Mumbere, together with close to 200 of his loyalists, was arrested on November 27, 2016, after a confrontation between …

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Priest in fear as his anti-Museveni book draft leaks to ISO

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Reverend Father Denis Mayanja, a catholic priest attached to Masaka diocese is in fear following the leakage of the draft of his book titled “People Power” to Internal Security Organization-ISO operatives. The priest started writing the book that points out the deficiencies of president, …

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