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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.
19:27
19:27

Fishermen Appeal to MPs on Boat Size Requirement boats 3 1

The Uganda Fisheries & Fish Conservation Association Chairman Seremos Kamuturaki told MPs that using a 28 feet boat is very problematic because different lakes have different sizes to accommodate all the fishermen. He says that some lakes are deeper than the others whereas others are shallow too shallow to accommodate the size of the boat prescribed by the Fish Act.
17:36
17:36

Clerk to Parliament Faults Director for Communication Protocol Breach 1

This standoff follows an internal memo written by Bakwega on October 14, to the Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah, seeking the inclusion of his name and that of Ranny Ismael, the Assistant Director in the Office of the Government Chief Whip to the Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
16:01
16:01

Fish Exporters Seek Ban on Local Consumption of Nile Perch 4 1 Top story

The Fisheries and Aquaculture Bill was recently tabled before Parliament and seeks to consolidate and reform the law relating to the management of fisheries products and aquaculture due to a number of challenges and emerging issues in the regulation and management of the sector which are not addressed.
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.
17:25
17:25

Private Teachers Petition Education Committee on Relief Funds 3 1

The private teachers’ leaders under the National Private Schools Teachers’ Association -NAPSTA on Thursday appeared before Parliament’s Education Committee to respond to a recent motion in parliament urging government to come up with a recovery plan for private education schools.
16:03
16:03

MPs Baffled by Birth, Academic Certificates of New CAA Boss Joel Ssenyonyi 4 1

Members of Parliament have asked the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority Director General Fred Bamwesigye to produce his birth certificate and academic papers to help ascertain proof of his age.
15:52
15:52

Private School Owners Seek UGX 100m Recovery Fund Per Institution 6 2

Education Institutions were first closed on 18th March, 2020 when President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni announced a national lockdown in a bid to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus. This directly impacted 73,240 government and private preprimary, primary, secondary, tertiary and higher institutions with 15.12 million learners and 548,182 teachers.
11:04
11:04

UMEME Seeks UGX 500BN to Settle Connection Backlog 2 1

Florence Nsubuga, the UMEME Chief Operations Officer, says they need at least Shillings 500 billion to connect applicants whose applicants were processed before the ECP funding got depleted.
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.
20:47
20:47

MPs Irked By Poor Road Maintenance Across the Country roads 7 1

Speaker Jacob Oulanyah recommended that the committee on Physical Infrastructure has a comprehensive engagement with the Ministry of Works and Transport in relation to the Funds and come up with a report that will shape the debate.
17:57
17:57

COVID-19: Education Sector Loan Portfolio Currently Stands at UGX 2 Trillion 6 1

Education Institutions were first closed on 18th March, 2020 when President Yoweri Museveni announced a national lockdown in a bid to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus. This directly impacted 73,240 preprimary, primary, secondary, tertiary and higher institutions with 15.12 million learners and 548,182 teachers.
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.
15:46
15:46

“Don’t Deny Us Access to Mobile Phones” Say Teens teenage preganacies 4 1

The two girls who have been out of school for two years say the restrictions on access and ownership of mobile phones to school-going pupils has adversely affected adolescent girls.
13:51
13:51

Local Gov't Minister Intervens in Lira City, District Row over Headquarters Lira District 4 1

When Lira municipality was elevated to city status in 2020, it became autonomous and was no longer under the Lira district. This also meant that the leadership of Lira had to shift the district headquarters to another place outside the city.
08:30
08:30

Oulanyah Criticizes Legal Committee for Turning Away Deputy Attorney General 6 1

The chairperson of the committee Robinah Rwakoojo told Parliament that her committee could not proceed with a meeting with Kafuuzi after he informed the committee that he was not holding the portfolio for the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs.
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.
07:18
07:18

Gov’t Tables Income Tax Amendment Bill 1

The Bill seeks to provide for the limitation of deductions on petroleum operations.
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.
16:54
16:54

Stop Regulator from Taking Our UGX 6 Billion/Year from NSSF, Workers to MPs midterm access 7 1

URBRA which is mandated to regulate and supervise the establishment, management and operation of retirement benefits schemes in Uganda levies a compulsory annual fee paid by NSSF and other retirement benefits schemes of up to 0.0256 % of the Total Asset Value in the statement of financial position.
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