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17:35
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Kadaga Rallies MPs on Marriage and Divorce Bill stalled bills 1 1

While delivering her communication to the House today after a two-week recess, Kadaga listed three bills that have stalled saying they should be cleared this year. Among the bills is the controversial Marriage and Divorce Bill which in its various repetitions has been waiting for parliamentary approval for almost 50 years. With only a mention of the bill by Kadaga, MPs responded with a lot of excitement halting the Speakers communication for minutes.
17:40
17:40

Otafiire Asks MPs To Go Slow On Marriage and Divorce Bill 4

According to Otafiire, while the law is needed, there should be careful consideration on the cultural concerns raised by different parties on the bill.
17:53
17:53

UN Women Tasks Kadaga to Expedite Passing of Gender Laws 3 1

Kadaga told the delegation that she is closely working with the Uganda Women Parliamentary Association UWOPA, which has championed both bills, in order to have them passed.
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Kadaga Renews Pressure for Marriage and Divorce Law prime minister 1 1

She advised the two offices to liaise with various party whips in Parliament to present comprehensive reports that will guide the House on a course of action in regard to the bill, whose various versions have awaited parliamentary approval for over 40 years.
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Feminists in Fresh Push for Marriage and Divorce Bill women organisations 2

Among the controversial provisions in the current bill are those that pertain to bride price, a customary practice requiring payment of consideration by a groom to his wife's family. The current Marriage and Divorce Bill states that bride price cannot be treated as a prerequisite for marriage, and makes criminal the act of demanding repayment of bride price.
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15:37

Otafiire Clarifies Fate of Marriage and Divorce Bill uwopa 2

He said the hullabaloo and excitement about the bill from legislators, members of the Public and religious leaders implied that the law would not be implemented even if it sailed through parliament.
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Gender Based Violence on the Rise in Busoga Region samson lubega 4

Samson Lubega South Eastern regional police spokes person says a total of 1376 cases were recorded during the last three months compared to a total of 2385 cases of gender based violence registered in the entire 2012. He explains that around this time last year police registered 1104 cases of GBV.
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Opposition MPs Want Colleagues Sacked Over Marriage Bill Cash

Some opposition Members of Parliament have demanded for the overhaul of accountability committee chairpersons for accepting what they called bribes to carry out their constitutional duties.
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14:17

Defilement, Domestic Violence Cases Worry Police In Mbale 2

Marion Kutusa, the Elgon Regional officer in charge of the Child and Protection Unit, disclosed that a total of 376 defilement cases have been registered at police in the last three months alone compared to a total of 385 cases of defilement registered in the entire 2012.
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07:36

MP Karuhanga Gives Marriage Bill Cash To Youth Groups 3

Western Youth MP Gerald Karuhanga has given the five million shillings given to legislators as facilitation for consultations on the Marriage and Divorce Bill to youth groups. Karuhanga’s position differs from that of the Leader of Opposition Nandala Mafabi, who said last week that all opposition MPs should return the cash.
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Mafabi Urges Opposition MPs to Return Facilitation Money consultation money 2

Mafabi says since the National Resistance Movement (NRM) caucus sat yesterday and agreed to withdraw the Bill, so should they also withdraw the money.
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MP's Return UGX 5M Facilitation for Marriage and Divorce Bill Consultation. 2

The MP who belongs to the opposition Forum for Democratic Change said considering the morals which he has grown up with, he cannot take the money.
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Kadaga: Not All MPs Will Debate Marriage and Divorce Bill rebecca kadaga

The speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga has asked the opposition and NRM whips in parliament to agree on which members will contribute the Marriage and Divorce Bill debate.
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MPs Query Govt's Change of Position On Marriage Bill

Members of Parliament on Tuesday queried government’s sudden change of decision to disown the Marriage and Divorce Bill after what they called wastage of resources on its consultations.
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Fort Portal Bishops Say No To Mariage And Divorce Bill

The opposition to the Marriage and Divorce Bill by religious leaders continues with two bishops in Fort Portal criticising government for allowing a bill that could break marriages to be tabled. But Bishops Robert Muhiirwa of Fort Portal Catholic Diocese and Reuben Kisembo of Rwenzori Diocese, say they find it hard to support a law that would weaken the institution of marriage.
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15:19

Museveni Vows to Oppose Marriage and Divorce Bill

A fortnight ago, parliament broke off for two weeks to allow MPs consult their voters on the marriage and divorce bill.
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Marriange and Divorce Bill: Nakaseke Consultative Meeting Aborts 1

She also claimed that other countries such as Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania had embraced the bill and passed it into law.
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Marriage and Divorce Bill Infringes On Our Bedroom Matters 6

Mbale residents reacted passionately in discussions about the marriage and divorce bill. Some accused the government of trying to interfere with what goes on in their bedrooms.
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MP Muwanga Kivumbi Faults Government over Public Management Bill. uganda police force 1

They fear that the bill would easily sail through parliament with the restrictive clauses since debate is focused on the marriage and Divorce bill 2009.
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