This week in Parliament – 13th May – 17th May
- The House observed a moment of silence in honour of the late Peter Nsamba, (a former driver at Parliament), late Justin Bundi ( a former clerk of the National Assembly of Kenya); and the twin sons of Hon Ronald Kibuule.
- Mwijukye Francis raised a matter of national importance the growing concern among Ugandans on conduct and the Modus operandi of the LDUs who have since taken upon themselves to arrest and mistreat any person they find moving beyond 7pm.
- Byaruhanga Willam (Attorney General) addressed the house on the status of preparedness by the government to table Electoral reforms.
- Ecweru Musa Francis (Minister of Disaster Preparedness and Refugees) presented Government’s interventions in addressing emerging disasters in the country before the house.
- The House considered the Roads Bill at Committee Stage. The object of the Bill seeks to reform and amend the law relating to the development, management and maintenance of public roads and access to roads in order to conform with current Government policies.
- David Bahati presented a motion before the Parliament of a proposal by Government to borrow USD 456.37 from China Exim Bank, to finance the upgrade and construction of the National Oil Roads Under packages 1, 2 and 3.
- Timuzigu Michael presented a petition of Kagarama Town Council Ntungamo District before the house, on the compensation of the project affected persons of the Ntungamo – Kagamo road
- The House passed the Roads Bill 2019 into an Act of Parliament.
- David Bahati moved a motion for the house to resolve itself into a committee of supply, to consider the harmonized figures for supply to votes for the Financial year 2019/2020.
- Members raised issues to be addressed in the budget. Hon Mbwatekwamwa Gafa observed that funds spent on The Presidential Initiative on Banana Industrial Development (PBID) had not yielded a lot.