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Government to crack whip on Kampala landlords who dodge paying taxes

Government to crack whip on Kampala landlords who dodge paying taxes

The government is to start regulating rental fees in Kampala starting next financial year 2017/18 as a way of ensuring that landlords who often dodge taxes are checked. The proposal has been made by government, state minister for planning, David Bahati, before the Parliamentary Finance Committee recently. Bahati who was presenting proposed tax amendments for […]

MPs agree to re-table controversial Marriage and Divorce Bill 2009 in changed version

MPs agree to re-table controversial Marriage and Divorce Bill 2009 in changed version

Members of parliament have agreed to drop some of the clauses in the Marriage and Divorce BILL 2009 to avoid this controversial bill attracting more resistance from different groups of people. The MPs while meeting in a meeting to discuss the bill at Hotel Africana recently, said that they are going to leave out cohabitation […]

Parliament suspends MP movements as EALA draws near

Parliament suspends MP movements as EALA draws near

As the elections of representatives to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) draws near, Parliament has suspended inland and external travels for MPs so that they can be available during Election Day due 28th February 2017. The travel ban is takes effective on between 27th and 28th February according to the House’s Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga, who […]

Janet Museveni blames low quality education on budget cuts

Janet Museveni blames low quality education on budget cuts

The minister for education and sports, Janet Museveni, also the First Lady has blamed budget cuts to the ministry for the continued low delivery of quality education in the country. She indicated that in last four financial years her ministry has suffered budget cuts from 15% to 11%. The First Lady disclosed this last week […]

MPs order UTL board to produce asset inventory to explain corrupt dealings

MPs order  UTL board to produce asset inventory to explain corrupt dealings

The select committee investigating asset stripping and financial fraud in Uganda Telecom Ltd has directed the UTL board to produce an updated asset inventory and explain disparities in salary payment for top management. The board chairman, Stephen Kaboyo, who led the delegation before the parliamentary probe committee chaired by Phillip Okin Ojara, Chua West MP was […]

MPs now make U-turn on export of casual labour to the middle east

MPs now make U-turn on export of casual labour to the middle east

The Parliamentary Committee on Gender, Labour and Social Development has made recommendations to government on lifting a ban on companies that have been exporting labour outside Uganda to enable them resume their activities. Parliament last year unanimously voted to support a motion that asked government to put a total ban on the export of Ugandans […]

Lawyer withdraws controversial interim order on oil cash bonanza

Lawyer withdraws controversial interim order on oil cash bonanza

A lawyer to the petitioner who sought an interim order against investigations into the oil cash reward to government officials is intending to persuade his client to withdraw the controversial interim order issued by Justice Steven Kavuma. This after members of parliament condemned interference of the independence of Parliament by the interim court order by […]

Uganda Coffee Development Authority in drive to register farmers

Uganda Coffee Development Authority in drive to register farmers

The Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)is set to embark on a vigorous exercise intended to register all coffee farmers in Uganda. Currently there is no documented data that shows the number of available coffee farmers in the country. According to Emanuel Lyamulemye, the authority’s managing director, this exercise will start as a pilot study at […]

Kadaga assures Banyoro of land, vows to kick out absentee landlords

Kadaga assures Banyoro of land, vows to kick out absentee landlords

Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon Rebecca Kadaga has assured the people of Kibaale district that government is going to buy off land from the absentee landlords and redistribute it back to the indigenous people. Kadaga revealed this  during a thanksgiving ceremony for the Woman MP Kibaale district, Hon Noeline Basemera at the weekend. “Am aware […]

Auditor General’s report reveals escalating misuse of public funds

Auditor General’s report reveals escalating misuse of public funds

The Auditor General, John  Muwanga, has released a new audit report for the financial year 2015/16 showing escalating misuse of trillions shillings in government agencies and entities. The report handed to the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga by  Muwanga indicated that government domestic debt increased by 446 billion shillings making a total of 2.7 trillion […]

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