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17:49
17:49

Pictorial: Religious Leaders Observe Ecumenical Way of the Cross Good Friday Top story

The leaders including the Church of Uganda –COU Archbishop Dr. Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu, Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga and the Bishop of Namirembe Diocese Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira and others observed the Good Friday ritual at St. Paul’s Cathedral Namirembe.
12:24
12:24

Parliament to Honour Soroti Medics for Successful Conjoined Twins Operation 1 1

The team led by Dr. Joseph Epodoi, the Consultant Surgeon at Soroti Regional Referral Hospital successfully separated conjoined twins comprising one alive and one dead apart. The conjoined twins had been referred to Mulago National Referral Hospital but medics there declined to carry an operation citing high risks to the living twin.
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12:00

Kabaka Calls for Release of Political Prisoners 1 Top story

"We appeal for fairness in all election-related cases and release of all the political prisoners. The resurrection of Jesus Christ reminds us of blood-shed, persecution and tears that lead to the deliverance of the world. We are also mandated to always show commitment and suffer for others with transparency in all that we do," reads part of Kabaka's message.
19:35
19:35

Kabaka’s Birthday Celebrations to Focus on HIV/Aids Fight 1 2

The Kabaka birthday is slated for April 13th and the Kingdom has maintained the fight against HIV/AIDs at the forefront of all activities.
18:49
18:49

Gov’t Proposes Tax on Leaf Tobacco, Gold and Fish Maw 1

Minister Matia Kasaija proposes a levy to be charged on processed gold at the rate of United States Dollars 200 (730,000 Shillings) per kilogram which is exported out of Uganda. Government proposes that this shall be paid by the exporter to the Uganda Revenue Authority- URA at the time the processed gold is exported out of Uganda.
17:42
17:42

Parliament Tasks Minister Kasaija on Islamic Banking 4 1 Top story

During plenary, the Kawempe North MP, Latif Ssebaggala raised the delayed operationalization of Islamic Banking as a matter of National Importance.
16:43
16:43

Finance Minister Tables New Tax Proposals tax bills 1 2

The tax Bills tabled by Kasaija include the Excise Duty (Amendment) Bill, 2021, The Fish (Amendment) Bill, 2021, The External Trade (Amendment) Bill, 2021, The Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2021, The Mining (Amendment) Bill, 2021, The Stamp Duty (Amendment) Bill, 2021 and others.
15:00
15:00

Gov’t Proposes to Drop OTT 1

The Bill scheduled for tabling on the floor of Parliament on Thursday by the Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija also proposes the re-introduction of excise duty at a rate of 12 percent on internet data.
07:41
07:41

Reflect on Your Past Mistakes: Muntu to Parliament Electoral reforms 1 5 Top story

Although the committee sought answers from Muntu on whether he faced rights violations throughout his campaign, he told the members that all the problems the country is facing stems from their actions such as the removal of the presidential term limits, presidential age cap and failure to act on the Supreme Court decisions and recommendations for electoral reforms.
19:58
19:58

Parliament Finally Approves National Health Insurance Bill 1 5

This means that, if assented to by the President, there will be a four per cent deduction on salaries of employees in the formal sector and a one per cent contribution from their employers, to contribute 1percent to the health scheme. Individuals in the informal sector will contribute an annual payment of 100, 000 Shillings.
19:34
19:34

Education Ministry Delays Skilling Project Four Years After Securing World Bank Loan 3 1

The five-year Albertine Region Sustainability Development Project III was designed to upgrade two technical Institutions; the Uganda Petroleum Institute Kigumba and Uganda Technical College Kichwamba to international certification levels. The project that started in 2014 was also meant to construct a new institution in Nwoya District.
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19:11

Parliament Passes Succession Law; Here is How Estates will be Shared women and children 2 1 Top story

According to the breakdown, of the deceased or testators wealth, the surviving spouse or spouses will take 20 per cent, the dependant relatives take 4 per cent, the linear descendants or biological and adopted children take 75 per cent while the customary heir will take 1 per cent. The repealed act provided for only 15 per cent for the spouse.
18:29
18:29

Parliament Blocks Gov’t Move to Withdraw Health Insurance Bill 1 5

Robinah Nabbanja, the State Minister for Health announced that the government was withdrawing the bill, moments after the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga called for its second reading this afternoon. The Bill was first tabled before parliament for consideration in August 2019.
16:40
16:40

Curfew Affecting Tourism Industry– Kadaga 1 1

Kadaga reiterated her previous calls for the government to review the situation saying that country’s tourism sector is under threat due to curfew yet Entebbe International Airport is open. Other reports also indicate that the tourism sector is one of the worst hit sectors of the country due to the different measures adopted by government to curb the spread of corona virus including restrictions on internal and international travel among others.
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14:59

Rampant Incest Irks Church, Archbishop Kaziimba Calls for Confession Easter 1 5 Top story

“There are fathers, uncles, and cousin brothers in our families who have defiled their daughters and sisters and impregnated them. This is one of the most discouraging pieces of news I have heard in a long time. To those girls, who are now mothers, as a church, we want you to know that we love you because God loves you, and he loves your baby. Always remember, because he lives, you can face tomorrow,” Dr. Kaziimba said in his Easter message at All Saints’ Cathedral Nakasero Wednesday morning.
08:54
08:54

Rules Committee Proposes Amendment to Allow Resignation of Speaker of Parliament Speaker Race 3 1

Parliament’s Rules, Discipline and Privilege Committee has proposed an amendment to the rules of procedure to allow for a Speaker of Parliament to resign voluntarily.
08:39
08:39

LOP Wants Select Committee to Probe Land Grabbing 1 3

Ochan was presenting a petition to parliament on Tuesday on behalf of 32 people regarding their eviction from their land in Mbarara Municipality.
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07:03

Former Presidential Candidate Willy Mayambala: My Security Team was My Tormentor police brutality 1 3 Top story

According to Mayambala, his ten-man security team blocked him from going to several campaign venues simply because he didn’t have a personal vehicle.
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ULC to Parliament: Kyambogo Land Belongs to Buganda Kingdom 2

Appearing before the committee, Byenkya explained that the land occupied by Kyambogo University belongs to the Buganda Kingdom royal family, adding that it was erroneously allocated to the university. She says that it was an error for ULC to issue a free hold title yet the land belongs to Buganda Kingdom, which is mailo land.
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20:25

Mao Wants Opposition MPs to Head Human Rights Committee NRM 1 1

According to Mao, although opposition MPs seat on the Human rights committee, the ruling party cannot be the same to chair it since most of the victims of the human rights violation are mainly opposition members.
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