Highlights for the Plenary Proceedings 19th – 21st of November, 2019
The Plenary Sittings for this week were presided over by the Rt. Hon. Speaker, Rebecca A. Kadaga.
▪Parliament observed a moment of silence in honor of the late Hon Med Kaggwa who passed on on 20th of November, 2019. The speaker Rt. Hon Rebecca Kadaga noted that Hon Kaggwa served Uganda in distinguished capacities as a Member of Parliament representing Kawempe South and at the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA). He also served as minister for the Presidency.
▪Hon.Theodore Ssekikubo accused the Hon Irene Muloni (Minister @energyministry) of undermining Parliament for responding to the Speaker’s concern about the misappropriation of funds for Isimba dam, through the press rathan than responding before the August House.
▪Hon. Irene Muloni informed the House that the statement she made at the Uganda Media Center concerning the issue of misappropriation of the UGX24 billion for Isimba dam, after presenting it to the cabinet was not intended to undermine Parliament and the office of the speaker.
▪Hon. Simeo Nsubuga asked the Minister of internal affairs and the minister of works and transport to update the country on the measures undertaken by Government to avert accidents during the festive session that is always characterized by accidents.
▪Hon.Gaffa Mbwatekamwa raised a matter of national importance before Parliament following the placement of faulty Lifeguard condoms on the market before testing by Marie Stopes International. He has asked for an explanation from the Ministry of Health. @MarieStopesUg
▪Members of Parliament asked Government of Uganda to inform the country on the financing modalities for the Kampala-Jinja Expressway, before the August House could consider the loan for construction of the oil roads.
▪Hon Ssemujju Ibrahim raised a matter of national importance over the large amounts of gold that was imported into the country through Entebbe Airport and was seized by police. He had wondered how and why the Attorney General ordered for its release under unclear circumstances.
▪Hon. Mbabazi Jenepher presented a petition before the August House on the imminent threat of eviction of residents of Mpeefu, Kyaterekera and Ndaiga sub counties and lack of modalities and plans for compensation of the landlords.