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We need curfew reviewed: Parliarment

We need curfew reviewed: Parliarment

Parliament has tasked Government to consider scrapping the 9:00pm-6:00am curfew hours aimed at curtailing movement of people as part of several measures to prevent the spread of Covid19. The lawmakers led by Gilbert Olanya (Kilak County) argue that curfew should either be eased or scrapped because it is hurting the economy. In March last year […]

Minister of finance apologises to parliament

Minister of finance apologises to parliament

Minister of finance Matia Kasaija has apologised to the parliament for the statement he made  accusing Parliament of passing a 1% tax on mobile money which wasn’t the position of the Ministry. This happened after Speaker of parliament Rebbecca Kadaga  asked Matia Kasaija to make an apology to the parliament during a session on 11th July 2018. Minister Kasaija apologized to MPs for the […]

Nankabirwa to start monitoring NRM MPs during committee meetings

Nankabirwa to start monitoring NRM MPs during committee meetings

Government  Chief-whip Ruth Nankabirwa has pledged to start monitoring and attending committees of parliament Chaired by the NRM MPs in a bid to reduce on the absenteeism of MPs  and reduce on harassment of witnesses in committees. This comes after the closed meeting with chairpersons of the committees who informed her of the different challenges they […]

Kadaga calls for more women funding

Kadaga calls for more women funding

The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has directed government to stop using funds meant for the Women Enterprise Fund to train local government officials about the project. Kadaga made the directive at a workshop that was updating members of parliament on the implementation of the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship programme at parliament. She said that the local […]

Parliament drags Gen. Elly Tumwine to disciplinary committee

Parliament drags Gen. Elly Tumwine to disciplinary committee

Parliament has dragged the Minister of Security, General Elly Tumwine to the disciplinary committee over insulting the Speaker of Parliament and undermining parliament decision. This came after the decision by parliament ordering him to vacate nnomo Gallery. RELATED: Kadaga orders Gen. Tumwine to vacate nnomo gallery Last week, while receiving and debating the committee of Gender […]

Parliament queries supply of uniforms in police force

Parliament queries supply of uniforms in police  force

Parliament has ordered the Ministry of Internal Affairs to supply uniforms to its upcountry police officers  whose uniforms are too old and those who could have  lost them all along . This came as the minister of state for Internal Affairs, Obinga Kania reported that the police force is currently tailoring uniforms of its officers and […]

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 […]

Namuganza weeps before parliamentary committee

Namuganza weeps before parliamentary committee

Bukono County Member of Parliament and Lands state minister Persis Namuganza on Wednesday broke down before members on the parliamentary committee on Rules, Discipline and Privileges as she explained her feud with the Speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga Alitwala, According to the observer, She asked that the committee guides and reminds the speaker of the […]

“Women are the base of society”- President Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni has said that women are the base of society and, therefore, should not be marginalized. Museveni made the remarks during the celebrations to mark International Women’s Day held at Busuubizi Core Primary Teachers’ College in Mityana district. This year’s theme is “Empowerment of Rural Women and Girls: Opportunities and Challenges.” President Museveni […]

Uganda Human Rights Commission Report faults Police on torture.

Uganda Human Rights Commission Report faults Police on torture.

The Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) has once again put the Uganda Police force on the spot as an institution that grossly violates and abuses the rights of its citizens according to their 2015  Human Rights report. In its 18th annual report to parliament detailing the status of the human rights observance across the country, the Commission […]

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