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“Externalization of labour will include a document processing fee that will be applied on candidates through the recruitment companies”,said Mwesigwa Rukutana the State minister for labour, employment and industrial relations. Rukutana told the house during plenary chaired by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga on Wednesday afternoon that this fee will create non tax revenue that will be [...]
Parliament passed the National Social Security Fund, NSSF Bill 2019. Parliament passed the bill which will also allow Ugandans who are 45 years and over to access 20% of their savings. Parliament chaired by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga also resolved that there should be dual management of the fund with the Minister of Finance in charge [...]
A new study released by Makerere university has faulted the Uganda Revenue Authority for low revenue collection due to limited investment in tax education among the public who would be the potential entrepreneurs. The study sought to understand which gaps exist in tax education and how these gaps can be packaged into improving compliance and [...]
The speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has called on Ugandan citizens to sue the Kenyan government for unfair trade practices that infringe on the treaty of the East African cooperation. Kadaga on Wednesday reminded Ugandans of their right to take a partner state to the East African court of Justice under the treaty of the [...]
The future of 34 final-year students at Bumangi Community Polytechnic is at stake following the decision by the incumbent, Kalangala Woman MP, Aidah Nabayiga to cancel her sponsorship. Nabayiga cancelled her assistance after losing her parliamentary seat. The legislator has been supporting over 80 students. Majority of the students are stranded since the MP has [...]
The Speaker of Parliament deferred debate on the Opposition sponsored Constitutional Amendment Bill, 2019 to next week following complaints from MPs about inactive iPads. The Bill moved by the Shadow Attorney General Wilfred Niwagaba seeks to scrap the representation of the army in Parliament, repeal the Office of Prime Minister and Vice President, reinstate presidential [...]
The National Unity Platform Party President Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has petitioned the High Court seeking orders compelling security agencies to vacate the  party offices in Kamwokya. In his application filed before the Civil Division of High Court, Kyagulanyi, who is also the former NUP Presidential candidate says he has since filed a presidential election petition [...]
Parliament inaugurated the first board for the Institute of Parliamentary Studies. The Board chaired by Dokolo Woman MP Cecilia Atim Ogwal will also have MPs Anna Adeke Ebaju, Gulu Municipality MP Lyandro Komakech, Isingiro South MP Alex Byarugaba Bakunda, Justine Niwagaba and Dr Stella Kyohairwe. The institute will operate as an agency of the government [...]
The General Court Martial in Makindye has granted bail to 13 supporters of National Unity Platform who were arrested from Kalangala District. The group currently facing charges of illegal possession of ammunition has been released by a seven member panel led by Lt General Andrew Gutti. The group were released on a non-cash bail of [...]
The number of children seeking care for Acute Respiratory Tract  Infections (RTIs) such as pneumonia reduced by 48 per cent at the height of the lockdown instituted to halt the spread of COVID-19. This is according to a new study conducted in Wakiso district between April and September last year, by Makerere University paediatricians. The [...]

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