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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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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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Ministers, MPs Advised to Find Time and Exercise

The deputy speaker of Uganda’s Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, has advised MPs to find time for engaging in physical exercises for better health. Oulanyah gave the advice while officiating at the opening event of the Health Camp aimed at testing ministers and members of parliament for non-communicable diseases at Parliament on Wednesday. Over

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How 37 Forgotten EALA Losers Performed: Five Candidates Got No Vote

When Uganda’s Parliament picked the nation’s nine representatives to regional assembly, the East African Legislative Assembly, all the eyes were on the winners and one loser: opposition strongwoman Ingrid Kamateneti Turinawe. The winners were: former internal affairs minister Rose Akol; former Kakuuto County MP Mathias Kasamba; policy analyst Paulo Mwasa Musamali,

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