Category Archives: Parliament

Shocking: Over 100 MPs in the 11th parliament are Covid-19 positive

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Shocking: Over 100 MPs in the 11th parliament are Covid-19 positive. Whisper Eye News

As we begin the second phase of total lockdown declared by president Museveni on Thursday, 17th June, the country is shocked as about 100 MPs in the Eleventh Parliament are Covid-19 positive.

Revealed: NRM top officials protecting Ssegirinya Muhammad to remain in Parliament without academic qualification

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Revealed: NRM top officials protecting Ssegirinya Muhammad to remain in Parliament without academic qualification

Kawempe North MP Richard Muhammand Ssegirinya alias Muhammad Ssegirinya could be comfortable at the moment after NRM top officials decided to back him against court case over lacking academic documents.

Parliament should intervene into the crisis at LDC – Obedgiu Samuel

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The solution to the impunity going on at Law Development Centre-LDC , is amending the Law to dismantle the monopoly it has over training lawyers enrolling for the bar.

Because according facts findings, it appears that the institution has some lecturers who have grudges against students they teach which is of course unprofessional and unethical. These failure rates don’t surprise me.

Woman legislator thrown out of parliament because of ‘tight’ trousers

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Condesta Sichwale in yellow
image caption The MP was ordered to leave parliament after a complaint about her trousers

Female MPs in Tanzania have called for an apology to an MP who was ordered to leave parliament because of her trousers.

A male MP said the way some women dressed invited ridicule to parliament.

“Mr Speaker, an example there is my sister seated on my right with a yellow shirt. Look at the trousers she has worn, Mr Speaker!” Hussein Amar said in parliament on Tuesday.

The Speaker then ordered the MP, Condester Sichwale, to leave.

MPS exchange blows at African parliament

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There were chaotic scenes at the Pan-African Parliament sitting in Midrand yesterday. Delegates physically fought with each other over the rotation of the Presidency. ANC MP Pemmy Majodina says she’ll be seeking legal action after claiming to have been kicked by Senegal’s representative

 There were chaotic scenes at the Pan-African Parliament sitting in Midrand on Monday.

Delegates physically fought with each other over the rotation of the Presidency.

Great News: Govt to regulate GMO

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The National Environmental Management Authority-NEMA says is drafting regulations for genetically modified organisms-GMOs with the aim of operationalizing sections of the NEMA Act, 2019.

The NEMA Executive Director, Dr. Tom Okurut, the Executive Director, says the proposed regulations are a stop gap measure in the absence of an enabling law for the safe development, research and release of biotechnology including GMOs into the environment.

Teary Mp Kadaga leaves behind legacy of human rights, independent parliament- MPs

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Members of Parliament have said that the legacy of the former Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga will be remembered for her advocacy for human rights and presiding over an independent parliament.

Kadaga’s journey at the helm of the legislature came to an end on Monday when she was defeated by her former deputy Jacob Oulanyah.  Oulanyah who was fronted by the NRM Central Executive Committee polled 310 votes while Kadaga who chose to contest as an independent candidate polled 197 votes.

Lawyer Mabirizi challenges Speaker Oulanyah’s Election

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City lawyer Male Mabirizi has petitioned the East African Court of Justice challenging the procedure leading to the election of Jacob Oulanyah as the Speaker of Parliament.

  Oulanyah, the National Resistance Movement Candidate in the race, obtained 310 votes to defeat two of his rivals namely; the Independent Candidate Rebecca Kadaga who obtained 197 votes and Forum for Democratic Change’s Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda who scored 15 votes.

  However, according to Mabirizi, the election of Oulanyah and his Deputy Anita Among which occurred on May 24th 2021 was marred by a number of illegalities such as announcing of vote results higher than the ascertained number of MPs present, deployment of Uganda People’s Defense Forces in Parliament and convening the first sitting of 11th Parliament in absence of a Proclamation by the President. 

Kadaga was a bad person, Somber Mood as team packs her Belongings from Parliament

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There is uncertainty and confusion among some staff at parliament as the office of the former speaker of parliament, Rebecca Kadaga is cleared of her belongings to pave way for her successor. On Tuesday, a team of parliamentary staff started removing Kadaga’s belongings to create space for Jacob Oulanyah, the new speaker of parliament.

Oulanyah defeated his former boss after polling 310 votes against Kadaga’s 197 votes during the elections held on Monday at Kololo Ceremonial grounds under the supervision of the Chief Justice, Alfonse Owiny-Dollo. The defeat of the Kamuli woman MP, who has served in the office of speaker for 20 years as deputy and full speaker respectively, has triggered panic among some parliamentary staff. 

Laughter as Gen Moses Ali, Ssegirinya are nominated for deputy speakership

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Members of Parliament were treated to some comedy on Monday evening following the nomination of two unlikely candidates; General Moses Ali and Muhammad Ssegirinya for the position of Deputy Speaker.   

After a rather tense race of the Speaker of Parliament election that saw the Omoro County MP Jacob Oulanyah defeat Kamuli Woman MP Rebecca Kadaga to emerge winner of the race, the Deputy Speaker race was rather full of humor. Oulanyah emerged victorious after he got 310 votes against Kadaga’s 197 votes.   

After the nomination of the national Resistance Movement (NRM)’s candidate Anita Among by Ajuri county MP Hamson Denis Obua,  Mukono MP Betty Nambooze sent MPs laughing when she proposed General Moses Ali for the position of the Deputy Speaker.  

Anita Among elected deputy speaker

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The Bukedea Woman MP Anita Among has been declared winner of the Deputy  Speakership race after she garnered 415 votes in the Monday evening elections.

Among, the NRM’s flag bearer out competed her rivals, Kampala Central MP Muhammad Nsereko an Independent candidate who polled 24 votes, and the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC)’s Yusuf Nsibambi who polled 35. 

Jacob Oulanyah overwhelmingly elected speaker of eleventh parliament

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The Omoro County MP Jacob Oulanyah has been elected Speaker of the Eleventh Parliament. The election of the Speaker of Parliament was presided over by the Chief Justice of Uganda, Justice Alphonse Owiny Dollo.

The lengthy voting exercise taking place at Kololo Independence ground was attended by President Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Museveni and a section of officials from the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party Secretariat.

Justice Owiny-Dollo then declared the Jacob Lokori Oulanyah as speaker of the 1th Parliament.

Speaker Race: Kadaga faces expulsion from NRM if she stands as independent

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Speaker Race: Kadaga faces expulsion from NRM if she stands as independent

Former Speaker of Uganda’s parliament, Kamuli Woman MP hon Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga to face expulsion from the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) if she nominates as an independent candidate against Hon Jacob Oulanyah today.