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Uganda: Premier Assures House on Regional Cancer Centres

Kumi district woman MP, Hon. Christine Apolot, asked the Premier to inform the House on government’s undertaking to establish regional cancer centres

The Prime Minister, Rt. Hon Robinah Nabbanja, has assured Members of Parliament that the planned regional cancer treatment centres will be operational by the 2025/2026 financial year, according to the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) plan. Nabbanja was responding to a question raised during the Prime Minister’s Time during plenary sitting…

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Uganda: Government needs Shs2 Trillion for War Claims Compensation

To date, 20,727 claimants have been paid a total of Shs50 billion in the 27 districts in Acholi, Lango, West Nile, Karamoja, Teso, Sebei, Bukedi and Busoga sub-regions, with each district received at least Shs1.7 billion

Government requires Shs2 trillion to compensate victims of wars and insurgencies in Northern and Eastern Uganda, West Nile and the Elgon sub region, the Deputy Attorney General, Jackson Kafuuzi, has said. Kafuuzi told the Committee on Government Assurance and Implementation presided over by the vice-chairperson, Hon. Joseph Ssewungu, that to…

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Parliament to Budget for Contingency Fund to Curb Supplementaries

The commitment came on Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Legislators have committed to budget for a contingency fund in the next budget cycle after it was left out in the Financial Year 2022/2023 budget. The commitment came on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, during plenary when the Vice-Chairperson of the Budget Committee, Hon. Ignatius Wamakuyu, reported that although the proposed…

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Casual workers considered in new Employment Bill

According to the bill, the current Employment Act only defines a casual employee but does not legislate or make provisions on employment of casual employees

The Employment (Amendment) Bill, 2022 that seeks to among others regulate the employment of casual workers, has been re-tabled for First Reading.   The bill was tabled by Hon. Margaret Rwabushaija (IND., Workers) during plenary sitting on Wednesday, 21 September 2022. According to the bill, the current Employment Act only…

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Uganda: Rules Committee Interacts with House Staff Over Member of Parliament’s (MP) Conduct Allegation

The comprehensive ethical code of conduct of the House of Commons would help strengthen the conduct of members in detail as it looks beyond the language MPs use, how MPs transact business, their role in their other works, and if they pay taxes among others

Parliament’s Communication and Public Affairs (CPA) Director, Chris Obore, has asked the Committee on Rules, Privileges and Discipline to interest itself in the House of Commons code of conduct. He said the comprehensive ethical code of conduct of the House of Commons would help strengthen the conduct of members in…

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Uganda Chapter: 28 Gear Up for East African Parliament Campaigns

According to records, a total of 18 independent candidates presented their nomination papers, while six candidates from the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party also expressed their interest

Twenty eight aspirants have expressed interest in competing for Uganda’s nine slots at the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA). On Monday, 19 September 2022, the nomination papers for 15 candidates, all independent aspirants, were received. 13 aspirants presented their nomination papers on Tuesday, 20 September 2022, the last day of…

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Uganda: Committee Field Activities Suspended

The Deputy Speaker said that the behaviour he termed “unacceptable” had come to the attention of the leadership

The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Thomas Tayebwa, has directed the Clerk to Parliament to stop committees from conducting field activities while Parliament is sitting. The directive was issued during his communication to the House on Tuesday, 20 September 2022. The Deputy Speaker said that the behaviour he termed…

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Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) recommends audit on finance ministry over health monies

This was contained in the committee’s report in the report of the Auditor General of the health sector for Financial Year 2020/2021 that was presented during plenary sitting on Tuesday, 20 September 2022

Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Central Government has recommended a forensic audit into the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED) over release of excess funds to health facilities. This was contained in the committee’s report in the report of the Auditor General of the health sector for Financial…

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Government calls for vigilance as Ebola sets on Mubende district

Members of Parliament raised concerns about porous borders and gold mines in Mubende and the risk of the spread of Ebola

The Minister of State for Health (General Duties), Hon. Anifa Kawooya, has asked countrymen and women to remain vigilant in the wake of the Ebola outbreak in Mubende district. Kawooya was on Tuesday, 20 September 2022 presenting a statement before Parliament on the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in…

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Uganda: Members of the Parliament (MPs) Summon Minister to Explain Passport Delays

Balimwezo said that since introduction of the e-passports, applicants are subjected to waiting periods of over three months before their travel documents are issued

The Deputy Speaker, Thomas Teyebwa, has tasked the Minister of Internal Affairs to explain the continued delays in processing of the new electronic passports. “Minister, you should make a statement tomorrow [Wednesday]. You should also explain the rationale behind payment for renewal of passports,” Tayebwa said. He gave the directive…