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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 […]

Tension as Bobi Wine reports at CPS

Tension as Bobi Wine reports at CPS

By Nicholas Muteesasira A group of MPs headed by Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Kyagulanyi Sentamu Robert alias Bobi wine, escorted by multitudes of people (mostly boda bodas), have today matched from the Parliament heading to the Central Police Station (CPS)  This follows a protest dubbed, “This tax must go” led by Bobi wine last week, with an intention […]

Parliamentary Elections Act amendment should be quicken – Muguzi

Parliamentary Elections Act amendment should be quicken – Muguzi

Parliament has been asked to accelerate the process of amending the Parliamentary Elections Act to incorporate in the element of regulating electoral financing. According to the executive director Alliance for Finance Monitoring Henry Muguzi, much as the current regal regime bans voter bribery, it does not put a cap on the amount of money to […]

Justice bills campaign relaunched

Justice bills campaign relaunched

Legal aid service providers Network (LASPNET) together with the Greater North Parliamentary Forum have re-launched a campaign to move a private members bill in Parliament to have legal aid and administration of justice bills enacted into law. Addressing key stakeholders at meeting to devise collective strategies for the passing of these bills, the executive director […]

Parliament passes the Tax procedures Code Amendment Bill 2018

Parliament passes the Tax procedures Code Amendment Bill 2018

Parliament has passed the Tax procedures code amendment Bill 2018. The Bill  provides for the manner in which tax returns are to be furnished to the Revenue Authority. It also requires licensed persons in the business of casinos, lotteries and gaming  to furnish weekly and monthly returns in order to manage risk as payouts are done […]

Parliament stops committees from soliciting for additional funds from well wishers

Parliament has put on halt the parliamentary committees from soliciting additional funds from well-wishers for the committee work. The speaker of parliament, Rebecca Kadaga informed parliament that she received information in regard to some committees getting funds outside parliament for the committee activities, yet the parliamentary commission provides all the necessary facilitation for the members […]

Crocodiles kill over 240 people in Namayingo District, says area MP

Crocodiles kill over 240 people in Namayingo District, says area MP

The Member of Parliament for Bukhooli Island County in Namayingo district, George Abbot Ouma has asked parliament to prevail over government and find a permanent solution to the crocodiles killing his constituents. Abbot Ouma told parliament that about 400 people have been attacked by the crocodiles, 240 people killed since 1998 of these 83 are […]

Youth Parliament urges African governments to strengthen laws on alcoholism and drug abuse 

Youth Parliament urges African governments to strengthen laws on alcoholism and drug abuse 

Delegates attending the 4th Youth Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (African region) Youth Parliament taking place Kampala, Uganda have called for strengthening of laws aimed at curbing alcoholism and drug abuse across Africa. During a sitting chaired by Deputy Speaker Mary Namaya(Malawi) a number of delegates said that many of the reasons youth engage in substance abuse […]

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