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African legislators advocate for a model law on natural resource management for the continent

African legislators advocate for a model law on natural resource management for the continent

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON: There is renewed interest by academics, civil society and legislators over the continent’s extractive sector and want a common mining law. The legislators are concerned over natural resource governance and economic development on the African continent and are pushing for legislation that addresses issues of transparency and accountability by the governments and mining […]

Kagina wants government off direct procurement of contracts with foreign firms.

Kagina wants government off direct procurement of contracts with foreign firms.

The executive director of Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), Allen Kagina wants government to reduce on making direct procurement as this limits its chance of negotiating contracts. Kagina said this as she was appearing before parliament’s accountability committee as members on the committee raised queries on why the authority had to hire another consultation firm for the Kampala […]

Anti-corruption campaigners oppose move to have government increase contribution to legislators’ pension scheme

Anti-corruption campaigners oppose move to have government increase contribution to legislators’ pension scheme

Anti-corruption campaigners oppose a move by the legislators to have government increase its contribution to their pension scheme warning that it will greatly affect Ugandans financially. This following a parliamentary sitting last month in which MPs called for amendment of the pensions act to increase government’s contribution up from the current 30%. They argued that […]

Ensure affordable set top boxes; Legislators tell Government

Ensure affordable set top boxes; Legislators tell Government

Legislators have asked Government to make set top boxes, commonly known as decoders, affordable because it is a constitutional right for every Ugandans to access timely information. This follows government implementation of a phased analogue to digital switch off on June 15, starting with Kampala and areas within a 60-kilometre radius of the capital where thousands […]

Kadaga warns MPs on absenteeism and coming late

The Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has called for regular attendance and effective time management by the legislators. This she says will help reduce the heavy backlog which has affected the parliamentary Calendar. In her opening remarks as Parliament reopened on Tuesday, Kadaga observed that a lot of business scheduled for completion by the end of the […]

Uganda Parliament to get alternate panel of Speakers

Parliament will soon appoint a panel of Speakers to preside over the house in the absence of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker. This is contained among several proposals tabled by the Parliament Standing Committee on Rules Privileges and Discipline in parliament . The Committee chaired by West Budama North MP  Fox Odoi proposes that four assistant Speakers […]

Amama Mbabazi defends Independent MPs’ presence in Kyankwanzi NRM meet

The Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi has defended the group of independent MPs who attended the NRM caucus meeting at Kyankwanzi close to a month ago. Aruu County MP, Odonga Otto yesterday filed a petition before the Attorney General’s office, seeking to call for 17 independent MPs to be thrown out of Parliament. The MPs’ woes […]

Sydah Bumba grilled by PAC over Basajjabalaba payment

The Public Accounts Committee today grilled former Finance Minister, Syda Bbumba on her role in the awarding of 142 billion shillings compensation to city business, Hassan Basajjabalaba. Bbumba appeared before the committee to explain her role in sanctioning the monies over 140 billion shillings claim to Basajjabalaba for cancellation of contracts to run Nakasero and […]

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