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Debate on oil bill expected to resume today

Parliament is expected to convene today, for resumption of the oil bill debate. The debate on the much anticipated oil Exploration, Development and Production Bill 2012 is expected to resume this afternoon amid criticism over a clause that grants the minister absolute powers to issue or revoke licences as well as negotiate oil agreements. The …

Oil debate pushed to tomorrow

The much anticipated debate on the oil bill has been adjourned to tomorrow following disagreements among the Legislators. Earlier the speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga was forced to adjourn the debate for fifteen minutes after the MPs failed to agree on the procedure of the debate on the oil bill. The MPs opposed to the …

Oil debate heats up, house adjourned prematurely

Parliament has been adjourned for short while after the MPs failed to agree on the procedure of the debate on the oil bill. The speaker Rebecca Kadaga has been forced to adjourn the session for 15 minutes after a section of MPs opposed to the re-committal of article 9 of the bill of the oil …

Gen. Aronda speaks out on M23 rebels

Army commander Gen. Aronda Nyakairima has confirmed reports that the M23 rebels are to vacate Goma, beginning today. Gen. Aronda says the agreement was reached at a meeting held with the rebels’ commander last night, also attended by other army commanders of countries in the Great Lakes Region. The withdrawal of the rebels was supposed …

PS Bigirimana grilled further

The woes of the Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister are far from over. Pius Bigirimana has been for the grilled for the second day by members of the parliamentary committee on public accounts. This time over failure to account for 2bn shillings that was advanced to staff. The MPs heard that …