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MPs react on of Speaker’s absence to conduct house business

MPs react on of Speaker’s absence to conduct house business

Members of parliament had expressed mixed reaction over the need to have more deputy speakers to avoid vacuum and confusion in case the speaker and her deputy are absent. Some MPs say that it’s necessary to have more deputy speakers although other say that having more than one deputy speaker is a waste of resources. […]

Women Parliamentarians want marriage and divorce bill passed

Women Parliamentarians want marriage and divorce bill passed

Female MPs under their umbrella association Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA) alongside with women rights organizations want the debate on the sexual offences and marriage and divorce bills resumed and passed. Addressing a news conference at Parliament on Monday, the UWOPA executive members along with members from civil society comprising of UWOPA, Action for Women […]

Local leaders urge police to introduce dialogue meetings to end brutality

Local leaders urge police to introduce dialogue meetings to end brutality

Local leaders in Kampala are now calling for a massive dialogue between the local people and police that will bring to an end the current impasse which was caused by the beating up of Besigye supporter in Kampala. Salongo Nkoyoyo, the security head in Kisenyi a Kampala suburb says that dragging officers and their bosses […]

Butaleja woman MP calls on CSOs to support bills in the realisation of vision 2040

Butaleja woman MP calls on CSOs to support bills in the realisation of vision 2040

Butaleja woman Member of Parliament Milly Mugenyi has called upon civil society and stakeholders to support bills that back funding for ministries and government departments if vision 2040 is to be realized. MP Mugyenyi  is concerned that most times ministries and departments are not functional because they don’t have enough funds to carry out their activities. She says […]

Tobacco control bill 2014 assented

Tobacco control bill 2014  assented

  Members of parliament and civil society are in procession preparation to jubilate the assent on the Tobacco control bill 2014. This as reports show that the president ascented to the ACT which bans smoking in public and selling one stick of cigarette to smokers. The shadow Minister for Health Dr. Micheal Lulume Bayiga said […]

Police warns civil society over unlawful demonstrations

The police have cautioned civil society organizations against holding protests without seeking police permission. Kampala metropolitan commandant, Andrew Felix Kaweesi says that though the group has a genuine cause, it has to seek permission for guidance and protection. This follows a foiled demonstration by anti corruption activists over recent reports of increasing embezzlement of public […]

Parliament to educate illiterate MPs

  The Parliament of theRepublicofUgandaunder its Parliamentary commission has inaugurated theInstituteofParliamentarystudies. The function took place in the Parliament conference Hall and it was attended by both current and former MPs, Parliamentary staff, civil society, ambassadors, and human rights networkUganda, the media and members of the academia. The function was presided over by the speaker ofUgandaparliament, […]

Apply for United Nations Democracy Fund Grants

UNDEF Grants: United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) primary purpose is to strengthen the voice of civil society and ensure the participation of all groups in democratic practices. The Fund complements current UN efforts to strengthen and expand democracy worldwide and funds projects that enhance democratic dialogue and support for constitutional processes, civil society empowerment, including […]

Rwenzori region tradeshow to attract corporate companies, civil society

Preparations ahead of the second Rwenzori region tradeshow to take place in Boma grounds in east division fort portal municipality are in final stages according to Byakatonda Tom the executive director Initiative for Development Consultancy Services Limited (IDECOS). Addressing members of the press in fort portal municipality today Byakatonda disclosed that the trade show has […]

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