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Gov’t Petitioned to Re-open Schools

The Legal Aid Service Providers Network (LASPNET) together with Network of Public Interest Lawyers, Muslim Centre for Justice and Law, Community Justice Anti-Corruption Forum, Uganda Christian Lawyers’ Fraternity and Girl Guides Association of Uganda have petitioned Government to reopen schools.  The petition was made through the Prime Minister, also the chairperson

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Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda Isolated Due Coronavirus Fears

Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda has gone into isolation after some of his contacts testing positive for Covid19. The Prime Minister shared the news on his Twitter and said his own test result is negative. “I have taken this decision as a health recommended measure.” The Ministry of Health is currently testing all ministers

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Bobi Wine’s Proposal to Airlift Ugandans Stuck in China Dismissed

Government has dismissed Bobi Wine’s proposal to airlift Ugandans who stuck in China back home. The Kyadondo East Member of Parliament (MP) wrote to the Prime Minister last week asking for permission to airlift the Ugandans. Bobi said he had secured a plane in partnership with a friend in America. The

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Rugunda: Govt Will Not Provide Free Utilities to Ugandans

Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda has told Parliament that utility companies will still charge for services, except that service providers should exercise restraint in and consider grace periods for defaulters. Rugunda was clarifying on several questions raised by MPs and said utility companies should continue to be able to provide services. “Pay the

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Covid-19: Government Food Relief Program to Commence on Saturday

Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda has announced that the government will on Saturday start distributing food to different homes around Kampala and Wakiso. Rugunda made the revelation while appearing before parliament on Wednesday. The distribution, Rugunda said would be done at L.C.1 level with the aid of security officers in order to

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Prime Minister to Brief Parliament on National ID Process

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has directed the Prime Minister, Ruhakana Rugunda to make a statement on the persistent concerns raised by legislators on the cumbersome process of acquiring National identifications (IDs). “This issue was discussed in the last sitting and we made a resolution that the ID processing should be decentralized but

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Coronavirus: Gov’t Says Ugandans in China Should Stay There

The Government has asked Ugandans who are in China to stay there to prevent any possible transmission of Coronavirus. A number of Ugandan citizens, mostly students are stuck in China and yearning to get out since the outbreak of Coronavirus. Over 304 people in China are reported to have died from the

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Ruhakana Rugunda Asks Nantaba to Stop Peddling Assasination Claims

Ida Nantaba, the State Minister for ICT has been asked by the Prime Minister  Ruhakana Rugunda to desist from peddling assassination claims through the media. Rugunda had a rendezvous with Nantaba on Friday at his office in Kampala following the minister’s claims that some people close to the president she called,

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PM Rugunda Warns Religious Leaders Over Age Limit: Stick to Religious Matters

The Prime Minister of Uganda Dr Ruhakana Rugunda warned religious leaders against engaging in political activity especially the ongoing controversial age limit debate. Rugunda gave the remarks while speaking at a meeting of Kanungu District National Resistance Movement (NRM) party leaders held at Kanungu District Council Hall on Thursday. According to Rugunda,

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