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  • Access to water and sanitation key in attaining gender parity

    Without access to clean water, there is no gender equality. This is the message from women representatives of UN Member States and civil society organizations gathered in New York at the sidelines of...
  • LoP seeks Ghanaian counsel on electoral reforms

    The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, Hon Betty Aol Ocan, has sought the advice of her Ghanaian counterpart on how to push for electoral reforms in time for the 2021 general elections. In the...
  • 'Recognise and value domestic work'

    When women and girls engage in household chores such as cooking, cleaning, taking care of children and the elderly including fetching firewood and water, it constitutes what has been termed unpaid...
  • Assent to the Sugar Bill, MPs tell Museveni

    Selected legislators have urged President Yoweri Museveni to reconsider his decision and assent to the Sugar Bill, 2016. In his recent address to NRM MPs attending a retreat at the National...
  • Ring fence gov’t procurements for women - Kadaga

    The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has endorsed a proposal for the review of Uganda’s procurement laws so as to ensure that 30 percent of all government contracts are reserved for women. She...
  • Opposition wants more technical staff

    The Leader of the Opposition (LOP) in Parliament, Hon Betty Aol Ocan, has decried the low staffing levels in her office, which she said undermines effectiveness.  Ocan, who was opening a two day...
  • Uganda making progress on healthcare - Minister

    The country is making improvements and progress in the coverage and provision of health services, the Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Aceng, has told Parliament. The Minister said that although...
  • Kadaga wants special fund for women in refugee camps

    A special fund to cater for women raising families in refugee camps should be created, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has said. Speaking during the 14th session of the Parliamentary Union of the Organisation...
  • Traders decry inequity in South Sudan compensations

    Ugandan traders who supplied goods to South Sudan and were never paid before the country plunged into civil war in 2013 have claimed unfairness in the compensation process. The traders, who appeared...
  • Parliament approves govt request for international hospital

    Parliament has approved government’s request to issue promissory notes worth US$379.71 million to finance the construction of the International Specialised Hospital of Uganda in Lubowa, Wakiso. The...

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