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10:42
10:42

MPs Demand Release of Over 500 Land titles Held by UETCL compensation 1

Members of Parliament are demanding for the release of 568 land titles taken from residents of Masaka district by Uganda Electricity and Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) for mutation.
19:44
19:44

Education Ministry Fails to Convince MPs on Radio Procurement radios 1 3

Led by the Minister of State for Planning David Bahati and the Minister of State for Higher Education John Chrysostom Muyingo, the officials appeared to justify the need for government to procure 9 million radio set receivers as one of the strategies of supporting long-distance learning given that schools are closed due to Covid-19 pandemic.
18:53
18:53

Budget Committee Recommends UGX 2.6BN for Ugandan Embassy in Angola 3 1

Members of Parliament sitting on the Budget Committee today unanimously agreed to approve a supplementary budget allocation of 2.657 billion Shillings to enable the Ministry of Foreign Affairs establish an Embassy of Uganda in Angola.
16:45
16:45

MPs Threaten to Suspend Loan Approvals 1 5

The committee chairperson Syda Bbumba noted with concern that a number of projects have stalled despite the loans being approved and this was as a result of delays by government to release funds.
09:27
09:27

MPs Ask Gov’t to Prevail Over Commercial Banks on Loan Repayments Bank of Uganda 1 4

The MPs led by the Kampala Central MP Mohammed Nsereko point out that businesses have been financially crippled by the COVID-19 lockdown and deserve a major bailout in order to stay afloat.
07:12
07:12

BoU Opposes Gov’t Proposal to Borrow from Domestic Market COVID-19 4 1 Top story

Domestic Borrowing is done through the issuance of government securities like treasury bills which are short term debt instruments with tenures ranging from 91, 182 and 364 days and treasury bonds with a maturity period of more than a year.
20:20
20:20

Gov't Urgently Wants sh336 Billion to Buy Radios for Everybody 1

David Bahati, the Minister of State for Planning presented the request to Parliament's Budget Committee on Tuesday afternoon The bulk of which is for purchasing radio sets for all households in the country
15:38
15:38

Gov’t Unveils UGX 40.7 Trillion Budget Proposals for FY 2021/2022 4 1

State Minister for Finance David Bahati says that despite numerous reforms, domestic revenue mobilization is still below the economy’s potential, yet Uganda’s public expenditure is growing at a faster rate, and the public dent stock increasing significantly.
16:55
16:55

Conservationists Reject Removal of Marabou Stork Nestlings from Parliament UWA 1 2

Conservationists have asked Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA and Members of Parliament to first address the problem of garbage and pollution instead of the removing the storks.
20:20
20:20

MPs Welcome Polling Date for Parliamentary Elections 1 5

The Electoral Commission chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama announced on Thursday that the elections will be held on January 14 2021.
10:52
10:52

Parliament Seeks to Restructure Over Growing Number of MPs 1 Top story

Hellen Kawesa, the Deputy Director of Communications and Public Affairs (CPA) Department of Parliament, says there is need for the review for the growth of Parliament, changing trends, growth in the number of MPs, research and study.
08:31
08:31

Gov’t Withdraws Bill Seeking to Provide Relief to COVID-19 Donors 5 1 Top story

Cecilia Ogwal, the Dokolo Woman Member of parliament, said people have previously donated generously towards government programs. She wondered why the government chose to only exempt taxes for those who donated towards Covid-19 and leave out others.
19:45
19:45

MPs Probe Missing UGX 15bn from Custodian Board Bank Accounts 1 4

Kasozi demanded accountability for the missing 15 billion shillings noting that the Custodian Boards accounts do not show any compensations that could have depleted the accounts.
19:33
19:33

MPs Ask Government to Reduce Domestic Borrowing bank of uganda 3 1

Ruhinda North MP Thomas Tayebwa says that many businesses are facing challenges accessing loans because of the COVID-19 risks, and fears that as the government moves to borrow, many banks will withhold money from Ugandans with the hope of lending to the government.
18:21
18:21

Education, Tourism Service Providers Will Not Pay Taxes Until Next Year 1 1

Under the Bill, the government sought to defer payment of income tax for companies and other persons involved in the business of manufacturing, tourism and floriculture, whose turnover is less than 500 million Shillings. It also sought to defer payment of tax on employment income and waive interest on tax arrears.
06:51
06:51

Parliament Approves UGX 200B for DRC Road roads 1 3 Top story

Uganda and DRC entered a bilateral agreement to implement strategic infrastructure projects which includes constructing the road from Kasindi to Beni measuring about 80 kilometres, Beni to Butembo measuring 54 kilometres and the Bunagana border to Ruchuru-Goma road which measures 89 kilometres.
21:14
21:14

Parliament Passes UGX 3.7 trillion Supplementary Budget 1 2

According to the breakdown, Shillings 1.1 trillion is going to the Defense and Veterans Affairs Ministry for classified expenditure while State House will also get Shillings 450 Billion for classified expenditure.
16:45
16:45

MPs Demand Specific Date for 2021 Elections Parliament 1 2 Top story

Kira Municipality MP, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, says despite being asked to submit a campaign program, he cannot do so since he doesn’t know when the elections will be held.
13:50
13:50

MPs Query Unequal Distribution of Funds to Political Parties 2021 election 1 3

But Asuman Basalirwa, the sole representative of the Justice Forum in Parliament says that distribution of the money should not be based on the numerical strength of the party. Basalirwa argues that the law, says that the law says the money should be distributed equally.
17:36
17:36

Kampala, Kasese Register More Independent Candidates than Party Flags Nomination 1 1

This is followed by aspirants under the National Unity Party (NUP) led by Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu with 10 candidates, and the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) and the National Resistance Movement (NRM) with nine candidates each.
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