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21:50
21:50

Parliament Rejects Restriction On Independent Presidential Candidates Alex Ruhunda 7 1 Top story

The Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister, Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu urged MPs to reach consensus on the need for the eligibility requirements for independent candidates because the Constitution provides for a multiparty system of governance.
18:11
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Opposition Constitutional Amendment Proposals Restrictive, Discriminatory – Electoral Commission Wilfred Niwagaba 1 Top story

Byabakama argues that not all EC officials may qualify to be judges so as to be subjected to the Judicial Service Commission. He says the current method of appointment and the attendant parliamentary vetting process remains a better option.
17:38
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Attorney General, Legal Committee Clash Over Opposition Constitution Amendment Bill vice president 1 6 Top story

Some of the proposals that require government response include scraping the representation of the army in Parliament, repeal of the office of Prime Minister and Vice President, reinstatement of presidential term limits, prohibiting the appointment of Ministers from among MPs and others.
17:19
17:19

US Mission Cautions Parliament Against Banning Cameras At Polling Stations telephone 1 1

In a brief statement issued on the US Mission Uganda official twitter handle Wednesday, the Mission says that the proposal by Electoral Commission (EC) to ban cameras and phones would prevent the media from providing effective election coverage.
17:52
17:52

JEEMA Rejects Proposal to Jail Presidential Candidates for Campaigning Outside Time William Byaruhanga 1 2 Top story

The JEEMA party Chairperson, Muhammad Kibirge Mayanja, says that campaigning outside the specified campaign time is a minor offence and shouldn’t constitute an offence for which candidates should be punished with 48 currency points or jail of up to 2 years.
15:03
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Electoral Reforms: NRM Opposes Ban on Cameras at Polling Stations William Byaruhanga 2 1

NRM Party officials led by their Secretary General, Justine Kasule Lumumba stated their position while appearing before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee that is currently collecting views on the electoral reform bills tabled by the Attorney General, William Byaruhanga.
19:27
19:27

Electoral Reforms Consultations: Political Parties No Show Wilfred Niwagaba

Dr. Gerald Siranda, the Acting DP Secretary General told URN that by the time they arrived at parliament, MPs had dispersed. "We were supposed to appear at 3pm and when we contacted the Chairperson, he said that the committee's earlier meetings had failed forcing the MPs to disperse. He gave us a new appointment for Tuesday next week," said Siranda.
20:29
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Politicians Raise Red Flag on Incorporation of Civil Society in Elections Review Process Jacob Oboth Oboth 6

Joseph Kasirye, the Masaka Municipality Democratic Party-DP Organizing Secretary, says he is afraid that once appointed to a government-initiated committee, Civil society organizations will be compromised and eventually lose the impartiality with which they are perceived to execute their duties.
19:35
19:35

Electoral Reform Bills: EC Opposes Move to Delay Elections in New Districts Justice Byabakama 4 1 Top story

Electoral commission has opposed the proposal that elections in newly created districts and constituencies should be halted until the next round of general elections. The proposal is among several others in the Parliamentary Elections Amendment Bill, 2019.
08:39
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Tororo Councilors Deny Parliamentary Legal Committee Access to Council Hall code of conduct 2 3 Top story

The council meeting, which had started early morning, was expected to end by 2:00PM to allow the consultations to take place. Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee members led by their chairperson, Jacob Oboth Oboth arrived the district headquarters as agreed but were blocked by councilors led Molly Anyeko, the Kisoko- Petta sub county woman representative.
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