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NGOs launch Forestry Manifesto ahead of 2016 general elections

NGOs  launch Forestry Manifesto ahead of 2016 general elections

A consortium of Non-Government  Organizations  doing Environmental conservation related work have launched a Forestry manifesto which is a guiding document to all political aspirants at all levels to consider  Environmental conservation as a strategic objective in their next tenure in leadership. Despite the Importance of the forestry sector, it is common in Uganda that as […]

CSOs concerned over delayed discussion of the Children‘s Amendment bill

CSOs concerned over delayed discussion of the Children‘s Amendment bill

Civil society organizations advocating for children’s rights are concerned over the delayed discussion of the children‘s Amendment bill lying in parliament. The civil society  organizations gathered at parliament noted that since the withdraw of government Children amendment bill to give way to the private members bill on the matter , nothing is going on to have […]

CSO petition for salary cuts for all MPs dodging parliamentary sittings

CSO petition for salary cuts for all MPs dodging parliamentary sittings

Civil society organizations under the Anti corruption coalition Uganda have petitioned the parliamentary commission headed by speaker Kadaga calling it to cut the salaries of all those MPs who dodge parliamentary sittings. In a petition they handed over to one of the parliamentary commissioners also Bukedea women MP Rose Akol by executive director of the […]

CSOs critisize Government on economic, social and cultural policies

CSOs critisize Government on economic, social and cultural policies

Civil society organizations under the National coalition of non-government organizations have criticized government for failure to adhere to the economic, social and cultural rights of Ugandans which could have improved people’s lives. The Executive Director, Human Rights Network – Uganda, Mohammed Ndifuna, accused government of delaying to submit a report to UN on the status of economic, […]

Youth call on Government to increase Budget of Agriculture Sector

Youth call on Government to increase Budget of Agriculture Sector

Youth under Civil Society Organizations have asked parliament to prevail over government to consider increasing the Budget of the Agricultural sector claiming that the sector employs most of the youth. Addressing a news conference at the National Theatre in Kampala the youth from Civil Society Organizations like Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) said that […]

Apply for UN.GIFT Small Grants

UN.GIFT Small Grants: UN.GIFT has established a Small Grants Facility with the overall objective to increase and improve support structures for victims of human trafficking around the world. Through a Call for Proposals, relevant organizations will be identified and the most promising projects will be selected. Civil society organizations will receive grants either to sustain […]

Government urged to increase judges in Anti Corruption Court

Civil Society Organizations fighting against corruption are asking government to increase the staffing of the Anti-Corruption Court to 10 Judges to ensure quick disposal of corruption related cases in this court. The Organizations say, the three judges who are currently working in this court can not possibly handle the many corruption cases filed in this court which […]

Uganda civil society appeal against public order management bill

Civil society organizations have asked parliament to clean the proposed public order management bill which was tabled before parliament because in its present form is intended to violate people’s rights. The civil society organizations made the demand a head of parliament public hearing on the public order management by the legal and parliamentary affairs committee […]

International Criminal Court insists on trying Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi Abdullah

News Release International Criminal Court (ICC) suspect and former director of military intelligence in Libya—was captured in the south of Libya. His arrest follows the reported capture on 19 November 2011 of ICC suspect Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, former Libyan government spokesman and son of former Libyan leader of Muammar Gaddafi. The ICC is the world’s […]

Constitutional Court saves MPs over 20 million

The Constitutional Court in Kampala has dismissed the case filed by Kitgum woman MP, Beatrice Anywar and four civil society organizations who were jointly seeking an indictment against government for the payment of 20 million shillings MPs early this year during election campaigns. The Judiciary publicist, Elias Kisawuzi read the ruling, made by five judges led by the Deputy […]

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