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  • Defence seeks Shs3.5 trillion in budget proposal

    The Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs has defended its new budget proposals for the Financial Year 2019/2020, which is a Shs2 trillion increase from what was indicated in the recently approved...
  • MPs query URA officials over payment of tax arrears

    Members of Parliament have tasked officials from the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to provide adequate accountability accruing from taxation by the Authority on business entities in the country....
  • MPs call for emergency fund for victims of Cyclone Idai

    Uganda’s delegation to the 140th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly have called for an emergency fund to help African countries affected by Cyclone Idai that left 847 people dead and over three...
  • Speaker’s health condition better

    The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has spoken out and assured Ugandans of her improving health condition. In a statement issued over the weekend, Kadaga said she hoped to be discharged and...
  • Education key to peace and security – Osoru

    Arua District Woman Member of Parliament, Hon. Moureen Osoru, has said that only education can guarantee the world peace and security as opposed to military might that relies heavily on the barrel of...
  • Human Rights Commission tasked over police brutality

    MPs on the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee have put the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) to task over the recurring abuse and mistreatment of opposition politicians.  Hon. Asuman...
  • Elections delayed due to no funding – Electoral Commission

    The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Justice Simon Byabakama, has said the ability for the Electoral Commission (EC) to hold elections for new districts is hampered by inadequate funds. In...
  • ’Gov’t compliance with gender equity improved’

    The Chairperson of the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), Sylvia Muwembwa Ntambi, has noted great improvement in compliance with gender and equity related issues in ministries, departments and...
  • Cocoa farmers petition Parliament

    Cocoa farmers from Bundibugyo district have petitioned Parliament protesting a new tax imposed on unprocessed cocoa by the district local government. The petitioners envisage that the new tax will...
  • President rejects Sugar Bill over zoning

    President Yoweri Museveni has rejected the Sugar Bill 2016 and asked Parliament to reconsider and provide zoning of sugar cane growing and production. Museveni said that because of the absence of...

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