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Parliament Defers Debate on Alleged Torture of MP Francis Zaake

Parliament has deferred debate on the alleged torture of Mityana Municipality legislator, Hon. Francis Zaake, on consideration that it would be subjudice since the matter is before court. The deferment follows Hon. Zaake's move to sue the government and select security chiefs for his torture over allegations that he defied a

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MPs Exempt Agricultural Inputs from Value Added Tax

 Parliament has widened tax exemptions to mechanized agricultural inputs, in a bid MPs said will give the sector the much needed post Covid-19 boost. The Chairperson of Parliament’s Committee on Finance, Hon Henry Musasizi said the removal of Value Added Tax from mechanised agricultural inputs will incentivize investment in the sector. Continued

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MPs Want Budget to Reflect Coronavirus Situation

Members of Parliament have asked the Executive to withdraw the already laid ministerial policy statements and have them reflect the current coronavirus situation and prioritize the health sector. The chairperson of the Committee on Health, Hon Michael Bukenya said that while reviewing the budget for the health sector for financial year

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MPs Want Govt to Declare State of Emergency

Members of Parliament have urged the executive to declare a state of emergency in the face of the current COVID-19 crisis. This call followed presentation of four statutory instruments that legalise the presidential directives on actions against COVID-19 pandemic. In a sitting of Parliament on Thursday, 02 April 2020, Bugiri Municipality MP,

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Why Parliament Will Continue Holding Sittings Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

The need to process the budget has necessitated Parliament to continue holding its sittings in the prevailing COVID-19 situation. Addressing the media on why Parliament continued operating despite the Presidential directive on avoidance of overcrowding, Commissioner Arinaitwe Rwakajara who is also Worker’s MP said that the coronavirus pandemic hit the

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