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Museveni Visits Speaker Kadaga at Nakasero Hospital

President Yoweri Museveni on Friday morning visited Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga at Nakasero hospital in Kampala, where she was admitted on Thursday. Speaker Kadaga was rushed to Nakasero hospital on Thursday in critical condition. This website understands that she is currently under Intensive Care. The 62-year-old lawmaker had just returned from New

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Parliament Approves Gov’t Request for Construction of International Hospital in Lubowa

Parliament has approved government’s request to issue promissory notes worth US$379.71 million to finance the construction of the International Specialised Hospital of Uganda in Lubowa, Wakiso. The international hospital is intended to treat non-communicable diseases. The Minister of State for Finance, Hon. David Bahati said in a statement presented to Parliament that

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Museveni Commends Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee on Good Job

President Yoweri Museveni has commended the Parliamentary Committee on Public Accounts on Local Government for its well and elaborate researched findings on the Accounting Officers of District Local Governments and Municipal Councils countrywide on the irregularities of service delivery to the public. The President made the remarks at State House, Entebbe

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Parliament Passes Tax on Social Media, Mobile Money

Parliament on Wednesday passed the Excise Duty (Amendment) Bill which seeks to place a 1% tax on every Mobile Money transaction and a Shs 200 tax on Social Media per day. The bill has been passed amidst cries from the public, who called on government to find an alternative source of

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FULL LIST: How Each MP Voted on the Age Limit Bill

Parliament on Wednesday finally passed the Age Limit Bill which seeks to delete the upper age limit in article 102b of the constitution to allow anyone to stand for president beyond the age of 75. By use of the roll call voting method, 317 MPs voted in favour of the motion

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Parliament Reinstates Presidential Terms After Passing Age Limit Bill

Parliament has Wednesday evening reinstated presidential terms by passing clause 105 in the Constitution, which states that, "A person shall not hold office as president for more than two terms". This comes hours after the House approved a motion for the continuity of the controversial 'age limit' bill, which seeks to

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Speaker Rebecca Kadaga

Parliament Sets Date for Age Limit Debate

Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has Thursday told MPs that the much-anticipated Age Limit Bill will be discussed next week on Monday (December 18). The speaker revealed to legislators that she had received a report from the  Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee and a minority report on the bill. “Parliament shall convene

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Ruhama County MP William Zinkuratire Dead

Ruhama County Member of Parliament, William Zinkuratire Beijukye is dead, The Tower Post has learnt. According to Parliament’s Director of Communications and Public Affairs Chris Obore, Zinkuratire passed away on Friday night at Nsambya Hospital in Kampala where he had been admitted. The MP was serving his first term in Parliament, taking

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Dictator Idi Amin’s Grandson Loses MP Seat

Taban Amin Tampo Jegejege, a grandson to fallen Ugandan dictator Idi Amin Dada, has been thrown out of Parliament after Court of Appeal on Tuesday nullified his election. Three Justices of the Court of Appeal Steven Kavuma, Cheborion Barishaki and Paul Mugamba ruled in favour of Taban’s challenger Sam Amooti Otada. Court

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Another MP Thrown out of Parliament, Court Orders Fresh Election

The election of Isaac Joackino Etuuka as the Upper Madi Member of Parliament has been nullified. Justices Remmy Kasule, Richard Buteera and Alfonse Owiny-Dollo of the Court of Appeal has ruled that the Electoral Commission (EC) wrongly nominated and included him on the ballot paper. Court has therefore ordered the EC to

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