Arua Municipality MP Abiriga shot dead

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Parliament Approves Shs32.4 Trillion Budget

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MPs approve taxes on mobile money, cooking oil

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has offered a total of USD 205m in loan, outlining his 10-point foreign policy objective with Uganda. Addressing a special sitting of Parliament in the company of President Yoweri Museveni, Modi listed trade, defense, health, technology and governance as the key tenets that will inform cooperation with Uganda. “Our efforts …

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In a move geared to promote Uganda’s tourism, the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has launched a Uganda culture park in China. Located at Shaping Street, Kaifu District in Hunan Province in China, the forested park sits on 40 hectares of land. The park, which is surrounded by water bodies, features sculptured art pieces of …

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Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Chairperson Wang Yang on Friday (today) held talks with the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga. Yang who arrived in the country on Wednesday is in the country for a three-day visit on the invitation of the Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda. He is among other duties to launch the Entebbe …

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Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga is dead. Government Chief-Whip Ruth Nankabirwa has confirmed to TND News Friday evening that Col. Abiriga was shot at along with his bodyguard at Energo near his home in Kawanda along Bombo road. The MP for Arua Municipality who is popularly known as “yellow man”, a self-proclaimed diehard supporter of …

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By Sarah Nabuloli & Agencies Parliament Speaker Rebecca Kadaga on Friday asked charcoal dealers to stop its exportation to neighboring countries. Media has of recent been awash with reports that charcoal trade is booming in neighboring Kenya, an issue that has led to the hike in prices of charcoal. A bag of charcoal in Kampala …

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Parliament on Friday June 1, 2018 approved Shs32.4 trillion as the annual National Budget for the 2018/2019 financial year. The Budget Committee Chairperson Amos Lugoloobi in the report presented to the House presided over by deputy speaker Jacob Oulanyah said the budget would focus on enhancing production and productivity of agriculture, tourism and the oil …

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Parliament has passed the Excise Duty Amendment bill 20l8, imposing one percent (1%) tax on every mobile money transaction and 200 shillings on social media. The tax measures approved by parliament are close to 1 trillion shillings and government argues that they will help in improving the tax base of the country. The MPs stated …

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Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has said vehicle inspection role to the Uganda Police Force under the Inspectorate of Motor Vehicles should be a priority if road accidents are to reduce in the country. Kadaga’s call came during the launch of the Legislative Action Plan on Road Safety, where she also received a petition on …

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Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has ordered that security minister Gen Elly Tumwine makes a statement to the House following a radio interview in which he attacked Parliament over its decision on the Nommo Gallery. The order came on Thursday evening after Rubaga North MP Moses Kasibante said that Gen Tumwine’s statement on CBS radio …

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Members of Parliament have demanded that government urgently attends to the welfare of her officials serving in several missions abroad. The MPs that were speaking following the presentation of the report of the foreign affairs committee by the chairperson Rose Mutonyi (Bubulo West) on the ministry policy statement for the financial year 2018/2019 argued that …

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