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Emyooga was poorly executed – Parliament

Emyooga was poorly executed – Parliament

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The Emyooga programme across the country was poorly implemented, Members of Parliament have unanimously agreed.  The legislators during plenary on Thursday, 16 September, 2021, criticised the government for the systemic failure in the implementation of the presidential Initiative rolled out in October 2020 aimed at wealth and job creation. The Emyooga was intended to support among others, market vendors, welders, taxi drivers, carpenters, boda-boda riders, women, performing artists and restaurant owners who come together in form of savings and credit co-operative societies. Following reports of irregularities in the implementation of the programme, legislators were tasked to appraise the impact of the Emyooga funds in their constituencies within a week prior to commencement ...
Incomplete Bills won’t be retrieved, rules Oulanyah

Incomplete Bills won’t be retrieved, rules Oulanyah

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Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has put to rest the question of lapsed businesses of previous Parliaments, ruling that they cannot be retrieved by subsequent Houses. Oulanyah’s ruling ends uncertainties surrounding legislations that were either not assented to by President Museveni as required under article 91 of the Constitution or not passed into law by the 10th Parliament before its end.“Business of the 10th Parliament that remained incomplete lapsed with the end of the 10th Parliament; any Member or indeed the government who is desirous of having the business of the 10th Parliament revived…should have the business reintroduced to the House and the business shall begin afresh,” he said. Ordinarily under Rule 235(1) of the Rules of Procedure, a Bill, petition, or other busine...
The Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, has honoured his US$10,000 annual contribution to the Rotary Club of Kampala Central.

The Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, has honoured his US$10,000 annual contribution to the Rotary Club of Kampala Central.

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Caption of the featured Photo:Nabaasa (L), Speaker Oulanyah and Naturinda at the installation ceremony at Parliament House Uganda's Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, has honoured his US$10,000 annual contribution to the Rotary Club of Kampala Central. Oulanyah, now a major donor, announced the contribution while presiding over the installation of the 29th President of the Rotary Club of Kampala Central, Flavia Mbabazi Nabaasa on Wednesday, 15 September 2021 at Parliament House.  “Madam President, you lead a great team where you have governors, past governors, past presidents - where everyone is a potential president. Use your skills to draw them close; use their skills so that you excel in your duties,” said Oulanyah. He added, “I am very delighted with your choice ...
Opposition leader accounts for first 100 days in office

Opposition leader accounts for first 100 days in office

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The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament (LOP), Hon Mathias Mpuuga, has said the Opposition has made formidable strides within the last 100 days. The LOP cited the launch of the Opposition Legislative Agenda in Parliament as one of the milestones achieved in his first 100 days of office. Mpuuga said a framework is being worked out on implementing the document, adding that the office is working to improve it and also pick out key issues to move on. “The agenda is a map of the work we want to do as the Opposition, but the document is not conclusive. There is no legal requirement for me to lay it before the House but if I chose to, I would go to the Business Committee and ask to lay it,” said Mpuuga. He launched the 17-point legislative agenda with proposals for constitution am...
MPs, Attorney General to ascertain claimants for livestock compensation

MPs, Attorney General to ascertain claimants for livestock compensation

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Kampala,Uganda: The Deputy Speaker, Anita Among has flagged off legislators from of Teso, Acholi and Lango to follow up on the reconciliation and verification exercise for livestock compensation. The Deputy Speaker tasked the MPs to ensure that the lists of claimants generated by Government and those issued by courts of law are uniform so as to easily verify how to pay the concerned parties.“For us to get value for money, MPs should be involved in this process along with the district leaders so that the money can reach intended beneficiaries. The earlier we start, the better. We need to take a political decision now and say let the money go,” Among said. The Deputy Speaker made the directive in a meeting with the Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General and legislators. The meet...
Religious medical facilities seek funding

Religious medical facilities seek funding

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Representatives from religious medical bureaus are seeking Parliament’s support to secure more funding from the central government.While meeting the legislators on the Committee of Health, the religious service providers said that their facilities are constrained by finances to support the ever growing demands of the growing population. The Executive Secretary to the Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau (UMCB), Dr Sam Orach, who spoke behalf of the other religious medical bureaus said that the non-profit medical facilities contribute greatly in healthcare provision especially in rural areas. He added that they provide specialised healthcare like initiatives for HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health programmes, human resource health development through trainings and internships and partnersh...
Among, MPs raise Shs300 million for Fort Portal church repair

Among, MPs raise Shs300 million for Fort Portal church repair

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The Deputy Speaker, Anita Among has launched a Shs2 billion fundraising drive for the re-roofing of Virika Cathedral in Fort Portal, with a call on well-wishers to join in the repair of the 60 year old building.The launch, attended by the Ministers of Tourism; Tom Butime and Martin Mugara as well as the Government Chief Whip, Hon. Thomas Tayeebwa and over 20 legislators from Rwenzori and other regions, saw an estimated Shs300 million raised.While giving her contribution of Shs100 million during the, Among said that there are blessings in building God’s house.  “We may not raise all the Shs2 billion today but with time, we shall complete it,” she said.She pledged to work with the MPs from Rwenzori region to see to it that the repair of the roof is completed.“Rwenzori MPs are reliable ...
Parliament, UNICEF commit to protecting children

Parliament, UNICEF commit to protecting children

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The Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah has appreciated the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) for its continuous support and willingness to partner with Parliament through the Parliamentary Forum for Children.Oulanyah said this while meeting a UNICEF delegation led the Country Director, Dr Mohamed El Munir A. Safieldin. They were concerned with the rising teenage pregnancies due to closure of schools during the Covid-19 pandemic. The meeting took place at Parliament on Monday, 13 September 2021.  Dr. Mohamed El Munir A. Safieldin said there are increased school drop outs as a result of these pregnancies. “The children drop out of school and get responsibility at an early age and they do not have enough income leading to the vicious cycle of poverty,” he said adding that, ’...
IMF chiefs brief LOP on loans to Uganda

IMF chiefs brief LOP on loans to Uganda

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The Leader of the opposition in Parliament, Hon Mathias Mpuuga has held discussions with the country representative of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Izabela Karpowicz, and the donor agency’s chief of mission, Amine Mati. The meeting, held under the auspices of the Parliamentary Forum on the IMF and the World Bank was intended to brief the Opposition leadership on government programmes supported by the two lending institutions. Addressing the meeting via zoom from Washington DC, Mati took time to explain the US$1 billion loan facility for Uganda which was approved by the IMF executive board in June under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement to support the post-COVID-19 recovery and the authorities’ plan to increase households’ incomes and inclusive growth by foster...
Oulanyah, FAO Country Representative root for commercial agroforestry

Oulanyah, FAO Country Representative root for commercial agroforestry

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Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah has today, Tuesday, 14 September 2021 met the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) Uganda Country Representative, Mr Antonio Querido, with agricultural modernisation, food security and commercial agroforestry high on the agenda. Querido, who was on a courtesy visit, underscored Uganda’s position as the region’s food basket but added that deforestation should be curtailed with the promotion of commercial agroforestry as well as agriculture modernization.“Your country is losing its forest cover at a very fast rate; we have a huge programme on commercial forestry. How can we create community forests that can provide the timber to release the pressure on natural forests,” he said. He said FAO runs a grant that supports especially communities wit...
‘Separate committee work from party politics’

‘Separate committee work from party politics’

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Legislators who chair committees of Parliament have been cautioned against 'smuggling' political party interests into their operations This was echoed by Bugweri County MP, Hon Abdu Katuntu on Friday, 10 September 2021 during a training of chairpersons and deputy chairpersons of committees of Parliament at Golf Course Hotel. Katuntu was one of the facilitators at the training and citing his 20 years’ experience as a Member of Parliament told MPs that the tendency of political parties to influence business of parliament is not new and that it must be fought if the 11th Parliament is to make a difference.  "If you think you are going to manage committees from your respective party headquarters, you will be the worst chairperson because parties want you to play politics," said ...
Parliament supports impactful efforts to transform rural women, says Speaker Oulanyah

Parliament supports impactful efforts to transform rural women, says Speaker Oulanyah

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KAMPALA —The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has asked representatives of the UN Women to align their agenda with the struggle to transform and uplift rural women, as opposed to high sounding statements without clear deliverables. Speaker Parliament Rt Hon Jacob Oulanyah addressing UN Women team. In a meeting with UN Women Uganda Representatives led by Ms Elizabeth Mushabe, who is also the Deputy Country Representative, Oulanyah urged for a shift from speaking at high tables, conferences and floating figures that are in abstract with the realities on ground, saying instead there should be a deliberate push to make the agenda impactful to all women including the rural based ones. Speaker Of Parliament Rt Hon Jacob oulanyah chats with Ms Elizabeth Mushabe, who is also the D...
H.E. Zhang Lizhong, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Uganda, paid a courtesy call to the Speaker Of Parliament Rt.Hon Jacob Olulanyah

H.E. Zhang Lizhong, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Uganda, paid a courtesy call to the Speaker Of Parliament Rt.Hon Jacob Olulanyah

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"We reiterated the strong relations between China's National People's Congress and the Parliament of Uganda",oulanyah said in his twitter handle.
Uganda:Speaker of  Parliament Rt. Hon Jacob Oulanyah  receives South Sudanese Ambassor H.E Simon Duku  who paid him a Courtesy Call at Parliament.

Uganda:Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon Jacob Oulanyah receives South Sudanese Ambassor H.E Simon Duku who paid him a Courtesy Call at Parliament.

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Speaker of Parliament Rt Hon. Jacob Oulanyah (L) hands over a gift to his host the South Sudanese Ambassador to Uganda H.E Simon Duku 10th September,2021. Speaker of Parliament Rt Hon. Jacob Oulanyah (L) hands over a gift to his host the South Sudanese Ambassador to Uganda H.E Simon Duku 10th September,2021. Speaker of Parliament Rt Hon. Jacob Oulanyah (L) chats with the South Sudanese Ambassador to Uganda H.E Simon Duku 10th September,2021.
Parliament backs districts to spend local revenues

Parliament backs districts to spend local revenues

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Local governments will determine how to utilize local generated revenues following the passing of a motion by Parliament. The motion sought to reverse an earlier directive that required local governments to remit these monies to the Consolidated Fund. Hon Naluyima who moved the motion In February 2020, the Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development directed all local government accounting officers to remit all local revenue into the Consolidated Fund.On Wednesday, 08 September 2021, the House proposed that local governments utilise local revenues without remitting them to the Consolidated Fund to hasten service delivery. Wakiso District Woman MP, Hon Ethel Betty Naluyima who moved the motion said that remitting funds to the Consolidated Fund af...
Uganda’s Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah, receives Pastor Martin Ssempa

Uganda’s Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah, receives Pastor Martin Ssempa

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The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanyah, has today received Pastor Martin Ssempa who paid him a courtesy call.Pastor Ssempa who was accompanied by his wife congratulated the Speaker  and wished him and the 11th Parliament well.In March this year, Pastor Ssempa was appointed as Chaplain for the Born Again Christian Faith in Parliament."I have the pleasure of informing you that the Parliamentary Commission granted your request to be appointed as Chaplain of the Born Again Christian Faith in the Parliament of Uganda," the former Clerk to Parliament, Mrs Jane Kibirige, wrote to Pastor Ssempa in a letter dated 31st March, 2021.Speaker Oulanyah welcomed him to Parliament. 
Ugandan MPs endorse tax on passengers flying out of Uganda

Ugandan MPs endorse tax on passengers flying out of Uganda

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Parliament has adopted a raft of recommendations to revive the economy, currently battered by the Covid19 pandemic, key among which is the implementation of a Tourism Development Levy. “The Committee proposes a levy of $10 to be charged on each ticket for every person who departs from Uganda by air transport,” said MP Mwine Mpaka, in recommendations unanimously adopted by the House. Hon Mpaka is the Chairperson of the Committee on Trade and Industry, which went on a fact finding mission to establish how trade could be reinvigorated, following setbacks due to Covid19 restrictions. The House also adopted the manner in which the proceeds should be shared, with 70 per cent being proposed to cushion private sector players in the tourism sector. The 70 per cent will be managed by Po...
LOP mourns Metropolitan Lwanga

LOP mourns Metropolitan Lwanga

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The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament (LOP), Hon. Mathias Mpuuga, has paid tribute to the late Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga, the Archbishop of the Orthodox Church in Uganda who died in Athens, Greece on Sunday. The 76-year-old prelate reportedly died of prostate cancer. Addressing mourners during an evening prayer service at St. Nicolas Cathedral Namungoona, a Kampala suburb, Mpuuga described the late archbishop as a man who led an iconic life and never shied away from speaking out about injustices. “He was a man of measured attributes because in all the tribulations we have gone through, we have more often than not missed on people of courage that can speak reality and reason to power. He was one of the very few who never preached water and drank wine. He stood by his every wo...
Speaker Oulanyah to visit jailed MPs Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana

Speaker Oulanyah to visit jailed MPs Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana

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The Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, has said parliamentary powers and privileges do not apply to two MPs currently incarcerated at Kitalya Prison over their alleged involvement in two murders in Masaka, but will check on them to establish their conditions in jail. MPs Muhammad Ssegirinya (NUP, Kawempe North) and Allan Ssewanyana (NUP, Makindye West) were yesterday jailed at Kitalya Prison after being charged and remanded by Masaka Chief Magistrate Charles Yeteise. The prosecution accused them over the murders of Mugerwa Kiiza Francis alias Nswa and Sulaiman Kakooza in Settaala cell, Masaka City. MP Ibrahim Ssemujju (FDC, Kira Municipality) rose on procedure, saying Parliament should look into the issue of the two MPs. “This is a matter that touches on our privilege and ...