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Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga meeting with persons with Albinism during the Parliament week

There would be no Parliament if there were no people. Put differently, Parliament exists to serve the aspirations of the people. In this special edition of Parliament and You, we pick on just a few of the activities that the 10th Parliament has been involved in with the aim of …

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Smart investment of oil revenues in productive sectors the key to job creation, say experts

Petroleum Authority Boss Earnest Rubondo

What you need to know about jobs in oil sector The waiting is over and the real hard work of preparing to extract the oil that is buried hundreds of metres beneath the rocks of the Albertine Graben in Western Uganda is set to begin next year. Initial estimates indicate …

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AVIATION WEEK: Air transport to play greater role in Uganda’s development

Kenya Airways has been named as the busiest regional carrier out of Entebbe

Uganda is a land locked country. This means that as a country we incur a heavier cost in importing and exporting goods than our neighbours Kenya and Tanzania that have access to sea. This has adversely affected the competitiveness of our businesses in the region, not to mention the impact …

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AVIATION WEEK – CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY CELEBRATES 25 YEARS

Entebbe Municipality MP Tumusiime joined CAA’s top Management and staff to launch the blood donation drive MP Tumusiime donating blood

FLIGHT THROUGH THE TIMES   More than a century ago, the world was a very different place.  Transportation was making strenuous steps that were to see the world a changed place. The internal combustion engine was invented in the late 19th century, unveiling possibilities of motive force. The automobile was …

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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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Construction of Shs300bn Industrial parks power substations commence

UETCL MD Erias Kiyemba

The Government of Uganda through the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) has established 22 Industrial Parks in selected areas in the country with the objective of promoting industrialization. To achieve this objective, UIA has acquired land in various places and is at various stages of planning and development. Among these is …

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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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