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Parliament Lifts Age Limit for LCIII Councilors

29 Sep 2020 · The act initially capped the age for contestants for LCIII chairperson positions, sub-county, municipal or city division level at 30 and 75. As a result, several aspirants have been blocked by the Electoral Commission, in the ongoing nomination exercise.

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Parliament Lifts Age Limit for LCIII Councilors 2 1

The act initially capped the age for contestants for LCIII chairperson positions, sub-county, municipal or city division level at 30 and 75. As a result, several aspirants have been blocked by the Electoral Commission, in the ongoing nomination exercise.
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ICT Ministry Rejects Plea to Scrap Free Airtime for Gov't 5 1

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Why Public Officers Deny Citizens Access to Information and Records Twaweza 8 1 Top story

As the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) marks the 2020 international Day for Universal Access to Information 28 September, it is emerging that in Uganda, the law is more of on paper than practice.
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Occupants Struggle to Defend Possession of Departed Asians Properties 1 4

The committee which is chaired by Makindye East MP Ibrahim Kasozi summoned 73 people currently occupying the departed Asians properties located in Masaka to probe them on how they eventually acquired then from the initial owners.
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MPs Reiterate Call for Accountability for COVID-19 Donations Parliament 1 1

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Gov’t Rejects Calls for COVID-19 Mass Testing 5 1

Dokolo Woman MP Cecilia Atim Ogwal had appealed that the government carries out mass testing for COVID-19, given the increasing positive cases and deaths, across the country. As of Wednesday 23rd September, Uganda has so far recorded 7,064 positive COVID-19 cases with 70 deaths, most of which were recorded after easing restrictions on the lockdown imposed in March.