This Week in Parliament 25th – 27th June 2019
The House passed the Landlord and Tenant Bill, 2018.
The Minister of State for Internal Affairs, Hon. Obiga Kania Mario undertook to address the matter On the repatriation of the bodies of six street-connected children who were killed by a collapsing wall at Lohana Primary School, Kampala, from Mulago City Mortuary to their respective homes; raised by Hon. Atiku Bernard, Ayivu County.
The House adopted the Report of the Committee on Human Rights on the recommendations of the 19th Annual Report of the Uganda Human Rights Commission, 2016; with an additional resolution that:
“The President in the exercise of his prerogative of mercy expeditiously appoints the Advisory Committee on the Prerogative of Mercy as provided for in Article 121 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, 1995”
The Speaker directed the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development to investigate the threat of eviction faced by about 500 families across four villages occupying an estimated 100-acre piece of land that was fraudulently surveyed on behalf of Busia High School whose actual entitlement is only four acres donated by the affected community in 1979; raised by Hon. Macho Geoffrey, Busia Municipality.
The House granted leave to Hon. Achia Remigio, MP Pian County to introduce a Private Member’s Bill entitled “The Parliamentary Pensions (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
The Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon Jacob Oulanyah accorded the Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives two (2) more weeks to conclude consultation on the Sugar Bill, 2019 as returned by H.E the President. He also directed Whips to conclude the designation of their Members to Committees and noted that some items on the Notice of Business to follow on the day’s order Paper had been overtaken by events and directed that they be expunged.