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MPs to petition Social Media and Mobile Money taxes acts

MPs to petition Social Media and Mobile Money taxes acts

Members of Parliament have started a process of collecting signatures recalling Parliament to review the taxes they passed and are seriously impacting negatively on the earning of the people. The MPs who include the MP for Ntungamo Municipality Gerald Karuhanga, Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu known as Bobi wine, Bugabula South MP Henry Kibalya […]

Absentee MP’s to be ashamed

Absentee MP’s to be ashamed

The speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has started the process of name and shame of Members of Parliament who dodge the committee sittings. This as she issued a whipping warning letter that states that the next session will attract disciplinary proceedings against any Member of Parliament who will absent themselves from committee work. Kadaga’s letter […]

Members of parliament oppose new taxes introduced by government

Members of parliament oppose new taxes introduced by government

Members of Parliament on the finance committee have opposed government’s proposal to tax Saccos and individuals engaged in agriculture. The proposals that also include a ban on importation of vehicles older than eight years are contained in tax bills for the financial year 2018/2019. The eight tax bills, which are being considered by the Parliament […]

URA under fire from MPs over Yumbe killings

URA under fire from MPs over Yumbe killings

Members of parliament hailing from West Nile  have expressed their disappointment over Uganda Revenue Authority enforcement officers   methods of collecting tax . The  MPs accuse the officers of subjecting people to ‘inhuman methods’ of collecting tax in the West Nile sub region and the entire country. This follows last week’s incident were  UPDF officers attached […]

MPs divided over ISO budget

MPs divided over ISO budget

The parliamentary presidential committee has asked the minister for presidency to find more funds the increase the budget of the Internal Security Organization.  The committee chairperson Jesica Ababiku moved the motion amidst strong opposition from several MPs who are against passing the budget of the presidency minus facilitating ISO. This was after Mbayo told the […]

New Igara East Mp Michael Mawanda sworn in 

New Igara East Mp Michael Mawanda sworn in 

Michael Mawanda, an independent candidate, was on Tuesday evening sworn in as the new MP for Igara East in parliament after winning the by-election held on 14th December Court of Appeal in October 2017 nullified the election of Mr Andrew Martial citing voter bribery and uttering of defamatory statements in the 2016 general election. ALSO […]

Opposition MPs return Age limit consultation money

Opposition MPs return Age limit consultation money

Some opposition members of Parliament have returned the money given to them by parliament for consultation on the Presidential age limit bill amendment fronted by Igara west member of parliament Rapheal Magyezi . This after parliament gave each mp 29 million shillings to consult on the age limit bill. Mps who  withdraw the money from […]

MPs shocked to discover SGS Company is not supervised by government for vehicle inspection

MPs shocked to discover SGS Company is not supervised by government for vehicle inspection

Members of parliament sitting on the physical infrastructure committee have been surprised to learn that the SGS Company that was contracted to inspect vehicles in the country is doing this without any formal supervision from government. This was revealed during an interface between the parliamentary committee on Physical infrastructure with the Officials from the ministry […]

MPs on foreign affairs committee say State house officials are frustrating their work

MPs on foreign affairs committee say State house officials are frustrating their work

Members of Parliament on the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs are bitter with State house over blocking them from meeting the President. While  meeting the Minister of State for International Affairs Okello Oryem the chairperson of the foreign Affairs committee Rose Mutonyi said that they tried to reach the president through state house to voice […]

Kamya under fire for saying President Museveni is more intelligent than all ministers combined

Kamya under fire for saying President Museveni is more intelligent than all ministers combined

Members of Parliament have criticized the Minister for Kampala, Beti Olive Namisango Kamya for saying that President Museveni is more intelligent than all his ministers combined. This follows Kamya’s recently interview with the media where she mentioned that for the little time she has worked with the President, he is more intelligent than cabinet combined. […]

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