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Alaso wins petition to nullify Serere Woman MP seat

Alaso wins petition to nullify Serere Woman MP seat

The High Court in Soroti district has nullified the election of yet another National Resistance Movement (NRM) member, Hon. Hellen Adoa as Woman Member of Parliament for Serere district. Adoa beat Forum for Democratic Change’s Alice Alaso in the Febraury 18 elections to clinch the seat. According the results by the Electoral Commission, Adoa polled […]

UWOPA elects leaders

UWOPA elects leaders

The Uganda Women’s Parliamentarians Association (UWOPA), has elected Hon. Monicah Amoding, Woman Representative, Kumi, as Chairperson of the women’s body. The elections were part of the Annual General Meeting that was held Thursday, 14th July 2016 at Parliament. Hon. Monicah Amoding beat Hon. Spellanza Baguma, Woman Representative, Kyenjojo, in a tightly contested election garnering 33 votes […]

Electoral Commission issues warning to imposters

Electoral Commission issues warning to imposters

The electoral commission has issued a warning against fraudsters whom they say use the name of the body to mislead the unsuspecting members of the public especially on the on-going nullification of results for Members of Parliament by  Courts. In a press release to journalists, the acting EC Chairperson, Dr. Joseph Biribonwa said they had […]

Parliament divided on Specioza bid

Parliament divided on Specioza bid

Members of parliament are still divided over Dr. Specioza Wandira Kazibwe’s bid for the chairperson of the African Union despite claims that 1 billion shillings was invested by government  for her candidature for this job. The woman member of parliament for Dokolo district Cecilia Ogwal asked Ugandans who have contrary views about Dr. Wandira Kazibwe’s […]

Buganda caucus elections called off due to lack of quorum

Buganda caucus elections called off due to lack of quorum

Elections for new leaders of the Buganda parliamentary caucus today flopped after MPs turned rowdy and started trading insults. Out of over 100 MPs, about 45 turned up for the elections with others in support of holding the elections while others wanted cancellation. The meeting chaired by former Buganda caucus chairperson Godfrey Kiwanda later agreed to […]

Musumba kicks rival out of Parliament for inadequate papers.

Musumba kicks rival out of Parliament for inadequate papers.

In a series of losses to electoral petitions coined around inadequate academic papers, the High Court sitting in Jinja has nullified the election of National Resistance Movement (NRM)’s Hajat Rehema Watongola as a member of parliament for Kamuli municipality. Kamuli Municipality was created as part of the 12 municipalities approved by parliament and became effective […]

Foundation for human rights initiative release election report

Foundation for human rights initiative release election report

The foundation for human rights initiative together with the electoral monitoring body CEON have today released the finding of the report that was carried out during the 2016 election process with highlights indicating how human rights were grossly violated during and after the polls. According to the report findings, the 2016 election were repleted with […]

Sematimba thrown out of Parliament on account of academic qualifications

Sematimba thrown out of Parliament on account of academic qualifications

Busiro south elected Member of Parliament Peter Sematimba  of the ruling NRM party has been thrown out of Parliament for lack of academic qualifications, by the high court. One of Sematimba’s political rivals in the February elections Steven Ssekigozi  of the opposition  Democratic Party-DP, dragged him  to the courts of law challenging his papers. In his  petition  Sekigozi asked court to  nullify […]

ACCU asks IGG to intervene in scramble for Bugoma Central forest reserve

ACCU asks IGG to intervene in scramble for Bugoma Central forest reserve

The Anti Corruption Coalition Uganda wants the office of the Inspector General of Government to intervene and carry investigations into the scramble for Bugoma Central forest reserve in Bunyoro Kingdom in Hoima District. This follows contradicting statements between the Kingdom f Bunyoro and the National forestry authority both claiming ownership of Muhangaizima Blocks compartments 7, 8, […]

Speaker and Deputy urged to work together

Speaker and Deputy urged to work together

West Budama south MP Jacob Oboth challenged the speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga and her deputy Jacob Oulanyah to forge a way of harmonizing their relations if they are to succeed in their new assignments as given to them by parliamentarians. Oboth who stood for deputy speakership but withdrew to allow the status quo as requested […]

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