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MPs apologize over chaotic sitting

Some of the MPs who participated in last week’s oil debate fracas have owned up to their misconduct and asked for forgiveness. Appearing before the Rules, Privileges and Discipline committee this morning, Rwampala County MP Vicent Kyamadidi who confessed to having been rowdy during the oil debate said every MP who was in the Parliamentary …

Museveni to address Parliament this Thursday

President Yoweri Museveni will address parliament and the nation at large this Thursday. The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga made the announcement while opening this afternoon‘s session. The Speaker told Parliament that she has received communication from the President about the intended address although she declined to divulge details of the address. The President’s address …

Oil debate adjourned again

Parliament has once again failed to vote on proposed oil bill, as consensus between the ruling NRM and the opposition remains elusive. Energy minister Irene Muloni and third Deputy Prime Minister Moses Ali moved to have the vote on the Petroleum Exploration, Development and Production Bill, saying consensus had been reached at with the opposition. …

Aid cuts could affect economy:Mutebile

The Governor of Bank of Uganda Emmanuel Tumusime Mutebile has warned of a possible reduction in the country’s economic growth rate as a result of the aid cuts by different donors. According to Mutebile, the aid cuts will reduce the potential growth rate of the economy by about 0.7%. The European Union, the World Bank, …

Parliamentary Committee report not ready

The Parliamentary Committee on Rules and Discipline will not present its report to the House today as had been expected. The Committee was last week ordered by the speaker to investigate the chaos that engulfed parliament Tuesday during the oil debate. It was meant present its findings today but according the committee chairperson Fox Odi, …