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How committees help Parliament work with the public

Members of Parliament in a session

FOCUS ON PARLIAMENT The business that the Parliament of Uganda conducts is so wide-ranging and complex that it would be practically impossible for the heavy tasks to be effectively handled if Members of Parliament were not spread across various committees. Each MP belongs to at least one committee, although a …

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How Parliament is organised

Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga

In addition to its principal function of passing laws for the good governance of the country, the Parliament of Uganda, is also mandated to provide, by giving legislative sanctions, taxation and acquisition of loans, the means of carrying out the work of Government and to scrutinize Government policy and administration. …

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African Queen hosts loyal customers to Sumptuous dinner

Some of the guests who graced the occasion

African Queen Ltd, (AQ), who are Uganda’s leading distributors in conjunction with Haco Tiger Brands, a leading producer of beauty products from Kenya last weekend hosted some of their loyal customers to a mouth-watering dinner buffet at the luxurious Sheraton Hotel in Kampala. The multi-course dinner was attended by over …

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The Sunrise shines at World Press Freedom Day

The Sunrise Editor Henry Lutaaya receiving his Award for excellence

The Sunrise newspaper was in the spotlight this week after our Editor Henry Lutaaya scooped an award in recognition of the paper’s resilient reporting on violations of media freedom in Uganda. The Executive Director of the Human Rights Centre Uganda, Margaret Ssekaggya presided over the awards ceremony during events held …

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CAA to fund Entebbe Airport’s Ushs42.6bn expansion

Works minister Eng. John Byabagambi (centre) lays a brick on the foundation of the airport's terminal expansion building as Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) board members look on during the site handover ceremony at Entebbe Airport

The Minister of Works Eng. John Byabagambi recently flagged off construction works for the expansion of Uganda’s Entebbe international airport that are estimated to cost  Ushs42.b billion. According to CAA’s Chief Executive Officer Dr. Rama Makuza, the construction works, which will focus on remodeling, expanding the land side terminal, will …

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In-flight Medical Emergencies

AIRBORNE: Passengers inside an aircraft

We are now living in a global village and crossing boarders is not a mystery anymore. This means that many people are flying to different destinations than ever before and different airlines are transporting millions of passengers across the world. With such a number of passengers taking to the skies, …

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10 days to acquire a passport

The Ugandan passport

It is common knowledge that in order to travel internationally, a person needs a passport. But while in many developed countries, it is essential for a person to acquire a passport while young, in most African countries such as Uganda, it is a different story. For a long time, most …

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