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MPs Call for Equal Funding for She Cranes

Legislators have called for equal funding for the She Cranes arguing that the Uganda Cranes receive more support. The call follows the recent commendable performance of the two national teams at the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in  Egypt and the Netball World Cup  in the United Kingdom. The Uganda Cranes advanced

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MP Kasibante Testifies Against Gen Tumwine in Contempt Case

Rubaga North Member of Parliament, Moses Kasibante, on Tuesday appeared before the House Committee on Rules, Privileges and Discipline, as a witness where he accused Security Minister, Gen Elly Tumwine, of undermining the legislature. MP Kasibante presented a transcript of an interview that Gen Tumwine allegedly gave to a local radio

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Parliament to Investigate Gen. Elly Tumwine

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has asked the House Committee on Rules to investigate Security Minister, Gen. Elly Tumwine, over comments he allegedly made disparaging Parliament. Bukonjo West County MP, Godfrey Katusabe, who raised the issue said that Gen. Tumwine made the comments when informed about the shoot-to-kill order following

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Gender Minister on the Spot Over Torture of Ugandans Working Abroad

The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, has tasked the Minister for Gender, Labour and Social Development to respond to concerns raised by MPs on torture meted on Ugandans working abroad. The Deputy Speaker made the directive following concerns by Mukono Municipality MP, Hon. Betty Nambooze, who called for stringent action

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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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