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Speakers in Fifth Committee Welcome Decreased Price Tag of Nairobi Office Upgrade, Yet Concerned by Potential Cost Overrun for Project at Asia-Pacific Commission

Speakers in Fifth Committee Welcome Decreased Price Tag of Nairobi Office Upgrade, Yet Concerned by Potential Cost Overrun for Project at Asia-Pacific Commission

Speakers in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today welcomed a 5.2 per cent reduction in the projected cost of replacing semi permanent office blocks at the United Nations Office at Nairobi that date back …

Speakers in Fifth Committee Welcome Decreased Price Tag of Nairobi Office Upgrade, Yet Concerned by Potential Cost Overrun for Project at Asia-Pacific Commission

Speakers in Fifth Committee Welcome Decreased Price Tag of Nairobi Office Upgrade, Yet Concerned by Potential Cost Overrun for Project at Asia-Pacific Commission

Speakers in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today welcomed a 5.2 per cent reduction in the projected cost of replacing semi permanent office blocks at the United Nations Office at Nairobi that date back …

LGBT Agenda not to appear at IPU Meet again

LGBT Agenda not to appear at IPU Meet again

Legislators meeting in Geneva have voted to ban debate on the subject of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) at the Inter Parliamentary Union ever again.

The Ugandan delegation led by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga led …

LANDSLIDE IN EASTERN UGANDA DESTROYS HOMES, KILLING AT LEAST 31

LANDSLIDE IN EASTERN UGANDA DESTROYS HOMES, KILLING AT LEAST 31

KAMPALA-- At least 31 people were killed when a landslide rolled down the slopes of Mt. Elgon in eastern Uganda, wrecking homes and burying animals, a government official said on Friday.

Martin Owor, Commissioner for …

Outstanding Issues Must Be Resolved Before Democratic Republic of Congo Elections, Speakers Tell Security Council

Outstanding Issues Must Be Resolved Before Democratic Republic of Congo Elections, Speakers Tell Security Council

Preparations for December Vote 'Well Under Way' for December, Permanent Representative Stresses

Affirming that preparations for December presidential and legislative elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are well advanced, speakers in the Security …

Outstanding Issues Must Be Resolved Before Democratic Republic of Congo Elections, Speakers Tell Security Council

Outstanding Issues Must Be Resolved Before Democratic Republic of Congo Elections, Speakers Tell Security Council

Preparations for December Vote 'Well Under Way' for December, Permanent Representative Stresses

Affirming that preparations for December presidential and legislative elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are well advanced, speakers in the Security …

US Prosecutors: China Corruption Case Grows Stronger

US Prosecutors: China Corruption Case Grows Stronger

Last month, Patrick Ho, a former Hong Kong official fighting foreign bribery charges in New York, thought he had finally received a break.

In a dramatic move in the high-profile bribery case, prosecutors on Sept. …

Advocate for Social Justice-Kadaga

Advocate for Social Justice-Kadaga

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has called on activists to advocate for social justice saying much of the advocacy has been realized in the field of Politics.

We see a lot of advocacy in …

LOP to name the new Shadow Cabinet

LOP to name the new Shadow Cabinet

The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, Hon Betty Aol Ocan says she will name a new Shadow Cabinet once Parliament returns from recess in November.

Aol Ocan said that that despite the disunity in …

Fast track agriculture projects – MPs

Fast track agriculture projects – MPs

Members of Parliament have tasked the Ministry of Agriculture to speed up efforts in delivering projects to intended beneficiary communities.

MPs on the Committee on Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries raised concern that funds approved …

Cabinet delaying ban on single-use plastics – NEMA

Cabinet delaying ban on single-use plastics – NEMA

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) says a stalemate in consensus by an inter-ministerial committee has delayed the implementation of the ban on plastics and their production in the country.

While presenting a paper reviewing …

Management of pension funds in districts still poor – MPs

Management of pension funds in districts still poor – MPs

Members of Parliament on the Public Service and Local Government Committee have expressed discontent with the mismanagement of funds to cater for pension and gratuity of retired public servants.

Following a field visit to the …

Management of pension funds in districts still poor – MPs

Management of pension funds in districts still poor – MPs

Members of Parliament on the Public Service and Local Government Committee have expressed discontent with the mismanagement of funds to cater for pension and gratuity of retired public servants.

Following a field visit to the …