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Carry own safety gear, Lubowa hospital tells MPs

The latest quest by Members of Parliament to visit the Specialized Hospital in Lubowa has hit a dead end after the contractor told them The didn’t have personal protective equipment for them and therefore requested the postponement of the visit scheduled for April, 22. Construction activities at the Lubowa Hospital site reignited concerns over safety […]

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MPs Grill UWA Officials Over Unexplained Staff Tax Remittance, Call for Clarity on Agency Merger

Members of Parliament (MPs) on the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) directed tough questions at Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) officials regarding the unexplained remittance of shillings 368 million in staff taxes, as highlighted in the recent Auditor General’s report. During the session, COSASE chairperson Medard Lubega Ssegona pressed UWA representatives to

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Minister tables Occupational Safety and Health (Amendment) Bill

The Minister for Gender, Labour and Social Development, Hon. Betty Amongi, has tabled the Bill to amend the 2006 Occupational Safety and Health Act, during the Tuesday, 09 January 2024 plenary sitting chaired by Speaker Anita Among. The Bill titled, “Occupational Safety and Health (Amendment) Bill, 2023”, intends to cater for health and safety in

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Kampala,Uganda:MPs calls for tax reduction on cooking gas

Members of Parliament have asked for a revision of the import tax on cooking gas if government is to succeed in combating deforestation and charcoal burning. Legislators said that currently, the cost of gas used in cooking is expensive and will continuously encourage forest degradation. “Whereas there was a pronouncement by the government on cutting

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Kampala,Uganda:MPs start countrywide assessment of FY 2022/23 budget performance

OVERSIGHT: House in session on Tuesday, 31 October 2023. MPs have broken off to assess the performance of the FY 2022/23 budget Parliament sittings have been deferred for two weeks to allow MPs to assess the performance of the 2022/2023 financial year budget through oversight visits across the country. The Deputy Speaker, Thomas Tayebwa who

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AFCON 2027: MPs implore government on infrastructure development

On 27 September 2023, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) awarded hosting rights for the 36th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2027 to Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania under the East Africa joint Pamoja Bid. The successful bid was received with delight and enthusiasm among Ugandans and the East African community in general

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MPs probe Gender Ministry officials over street children

Hon. Asuman Basalirwa Officials from the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development have been tasked to explain the proliferation of street children in Kampala. Appearing before Parliament’s Committee on Public Accounts – Central Government chaired by Deputy Chairperson Hon. Asuman Basalirwa on Tuesday 18 July 2023, officials led by Permanent Secretary, Aggrey Kibenge had

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MPs inch closer on start of Islamic banking

Attorney General Kiryowa Kiwanuka was at hand to guide the House on the Bills to facilitate Islamic Banking Parliament has passed a series of Bills to harmonise issues relating to Islamic Banking products, only setting aside the Income Tax Amendment Bill for committee and government concurrence. In its sitting on Tuesday June 27, 2023 chaired

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Kampala,Uganda:MPs demand accountability on utilisation of REA funds

Speaker Among wants the ministry to present the accountability of the funds The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development has been tasked to present a report on the utilisation of resources meant for the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) following its integration into the ministry. The absorption of the agency by the ministry is premised on

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