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  • Row over Namanve thermal power plant takeover

    The planned takeover of the thermal power plant in Namanve by government could take a little longer following unresolved disputes with the firm contracted to build the plant. On 13 April 2007,...
  • MPs decry poor state of roads in constituencies

    Members of Parliament have called on Government to improve the road infrastructure in the country if road carnage is to reduce. The legislators were on Thursday, 16 December 2021, debating a motion...
  • Parliament lauds JICA

    Parliament has commended the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Japanese Government for their support to Uganda. This was during debate on a motion moved by Hon Charles Onen (INDP...
  • Lands Ministry on the spot over street lighting

    The Parliamentary Committee on Public Accounts (Local Government) has tasked officials from the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development to explain why streetlights in many urban centres and...
  • Parliament to debate motion on striking doctors

    The strike by medical interns continues to attract debate in Parliament and this time round, Speaker Jacob Oulanyah, has granted Hon. Timothy Batuwa (FDC, Jinja South Division West) permission to...
  • National oil firm to retain monies from petroleum sale in new Bill

    The Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) will now retain a portion of the proceeds from the sale of petroleum products following the passing of the Public Finance Management (Amendment) Bill, 2021....
  • Govt handling Kenya ban on our poultry products – Minister Kasule Lumumba

    Government has intervened in the ongoing impasse between Kenya and Uganda over importation of the latter’s poultry products.     The ban is the most recent in a series of trade embargos that Kenya...
  • Parliament passes Income Tax Amendment Bill 2021

    Parliament has passed the Income Tax (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, 2021 which provides for windfall tax and limitations of deductions on petroleum operations.  The bill, presented by Minister of State...
  • Public Service and Health ministries tasked on doctor perks

    The Committee on Government Assurance and Implementation has tasked the Ministry of Public Service to explain the unending industrial action by medical workers. This is as the Minister of State for...
  • Gulu City officials on the spot over revenue shortfalls

    Gulu City officials are under investigation for mismanaging the operations and revenue collection of Gulu Main Market whose construction was completed in 2015 under the Market and Agricultural Trade...

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