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14:38
14:38

NSSF Midterm Access: Consensus Reached, But Supervision Remains Contentious Parliament 6 1

Muwanga Kivumbi, the Butambala MP says that allowing the management of the fund to go to Finance would mean finance can easily access this money and this is dangerous looking at the state of indebtedness.
18:17
18:17

Mind Your Language, Speaker Oulanyah Tells MPs Parliament 5 1

The Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has asked Members of Parliament to refrain from using unparliamentary language while debating, saying the debates are broadcasted live to all Ugandans.
07:54
07:54

NPA Advises Gov’t to Suspend Construction of New Roads Parliament 3 1

Moses Aleper, the Chekwii County MP said that what blots the budget is the capital expenditure, which needs to be restricted given the COVID-19 situation.
16:52
16:52

CSBAG Wants Fiscal Council Set Up to Assess Gov’t Expenditure civil society 3 1

The Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) has proposed the establishment of a fiscal council to oversee the taxation and expenditure of public funds.
08:06
08:06

Finance Ministry: We Have Adequate Funds for Midterm Access NSSF 4 1 Top story

Appearing before the Gender Committee of Parliament that is considering the issue of midterm access, the minister noted that while there have been concerns that the funds will have to liquidate some of its assets to finance Midterm access their analysis indicates that this will not be the case.
16:52
16:52

PWDs Want 50% NSSF Midterm Access at 40 Parliament 3 1

The bill which had been passed by the 10th parliament allowed persons with disabilities access to 75 per cent of accrued benefits after a year with no job, and granted access to 20 per cent of accrued benefits to the other savers who clock 45 or those who have saved for at least 10 years.
22:01
22:01

No Money for Mid-Term Access –NSSF MD Parliament 5 1

According to Byarugaba NSSF currently has investments in the East African Community including money lent to the government in bonds.
20:54
20:54

Conflict of Interest Paralyses Motion on Private Schools’ Bailout Parliament 7 1

A section of Members of Parliament had asked the government to set up a revolving fund of 500 billion Shillings to assist private schools in kick-starting their operations when they open in January. The MPs led by Kyankwanzi Woman MP Christine Sendawula presented a motion to the Education committee urging the government to rescue private institutions from financial loss due to the prolonged closure of schools.
12:11
12:11

Gender Committee Starts considerating NSSF Bill 11th Parliament 1 1 Top story

The 10th parliament passed the NSSF bill allowing for midterm access by savers above 45 years or at least those who have saved for 10 years. However, the president didn’t assent to the bill until the expiry of the 10th parliament.
08:33
08:33

Human Rights Committee Call for Urgent Medical Attention for Detained MPs Parliament 9 1 Top story

Francis Mwijukye, the Buhweju County MP, says that even with the pain the MPs are in, Kigo Prison has only a health centre III yet the MPs want specialised treatment, which they can’t access at the facility. He says Ssegirinyas condition is particularly alarming.
18:38
18:38

CAA Asked to Recover UGX 2B Excess Payment to SEYANI Brothers Parliament 5 1

The airport expansion project which started in 2015 covers the extension of the passenger terminal, construction of a new cargo centre, and refurbishment of the airport’s two runways. As part of the project, M/s Seyani Brothers (U) Ltd was contracted for the landside expansion which sought to provide a new Arrivals and Departure block.
20:34
20:34

Police Leadership Questioned on Bail, Re-arrest of MPs Parliament 6 1

Makindye West MP Allan Sewanyana and Kawempe North MP Muhammad Ssegirinya were arrested and detained on charges of murder, attempted murder and aiding and abetting terrorism, stemming from their alleged involvement in the recent killings in the Greater Masaka region.
17:06
17:06

Opposition Whips, Shadow Cabinet to meet over Plenary Boycott Parliament 2 1

Although the two legislators had been granted bail, they were re-arrested in separate events from the precincts of Kigo prison. It's on the basis of this that the Leader of Opposition Parliament led a boycott of the parliament sessions, in protest of the re-arrest and continued detention of their colleagues.
17:46
17:46

Opposition Boycott: Deputy Speaker Among Brushes Off Quorum Concerns Parliament 1 3

Ssekikubo says that Government cannot sit and debate among themselves, saying the opposition exists as by the laws that govern Parliament and multiparty democracy. He says Parliament should not go on like everything is normal and debate with a one sided house.
15:36
15:36

MPs Want a Public Holiday for Vaccination COVID-19 2 1

Members of parliament on the forum of children’s affairs have urged the government to declare public holidays to scale up vaccination of teachers and students in order to achieve the vaccination target required to reopen schools.
13:17
13:17

Opposition MPs Vow To Boycott Plenary Until Colleagues Are Released security 3 1

The Opposition Chief Whip, John Baptist Nambeshe, says that they were prompted to take the decision because of the continued incarceration of MPs in non-gazetted areas.
21:07
21:07

Oulanyah Questions Access to Information Law Parliament 4 1 Top story

The Speaker of Parliament is of the view that the law has served the elite at the expense of the uneducated rural populace. But the right to access to Information activists say parliament has not played its oversight function to ensure that the law is implemented as envisaged in 2005 when it was enacted.
13:00
13:00

MPs Decry Exploitation of Ugandans by Telecom Companies ministry of ict 5 1

Members of Parliament have tasked Government to prevail on the high costs of services provided by telecom companies that is affecting communications countrywide.
17:27
17:27

MPs Query Gov't on Former VP Ssekandi's Retirement Benefits Parliament 2 1

Former Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi still awaits his retirement house and car among others. According to the Ministry of Public service, so far Ssekandi has received only his monthly payment, and medical benefits.
17:19
17:19

MPs Clash with Gen Otafire over Masaka killings Parliament 3 1

Mubende Municipality MP Bashir Lubega Sempa says although he is an NRM supporter the remarks of the minister were tarnishing the image of NRM. He expressed disappointment over the remarks saying this should not be treated casually.
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