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Weekly Parliament Human Rights Tracker

Published 6 months ago -


About:  The Parliament Human Rights Tracker curates key human rights issues and discussions that happen in Plenary and committees. It tracks the actions taken by Parliament on the same. This is meant to monitor the work of Parliament in promoting Human rights. This information is also useful for public, media houses and civil society organizations doing human rights work.

6th– 10th May 2019

  1. Right to Life
  • Lokii Peter Abrahams, MP Kotido Municipality raised the issue of the brutality by the Police on some of the constituents of Kotido Municipality that led to the death of one person and the arrest and detention of 18 others.

The Minister of State for Internal Affairs, Hon. Obiga Kania Mario presented a statement on the matter and explained that the dead was hit by a stray bullet.

  1. Right to Health
  • Luttamaguzi Paulson Semakula, Nakaseke County South raised on the outbreak of Hepatitis B in the sub-counties of Kasangombe Kapeeka, Nakaseke and Semuto and the lack of vaccines and testing kits.

The Minister of State for Health in Charge of Primary Health Care, Hon. Moriku Joyce Kaducu promised to address the issue.

  • Ocan Patrick, MP Apac Municipality a matter of national importance on the deplorable state of Apac Hospital.

The Minister of State for Health in charge of Primary Health Care, Hon. Moriku Joyce Kaducu presented a statement and responded to the issue committing to ensuring the functionality of the hospital x-ray by July.

Hon. Komakech Lyandro, MP Gulu Municipality raised the issue of the two unclaimed dead bodies that were decomposing in the Mortuary Unit and the general mismanagement of the affairs of Gulu Regional Referral Hospital.

The Speaker directed the Minister of State for Health in charge of Primary Health Care, Hon. Moriku Joyce Kaducu to visit all hospital mortuaries and ensure the provision of the necessary equipment and better services

Right to compensation/pay

On the delay by Government to pay teachers’ salaries and pension arrears for the months of March and April 2019 as reported by the Daily Monitor newspaper of 11th April 2019; raised by Hon. Odur Jonathan, MP Erute County South.

The Minister of State for Finance in charge of Planning, Hon. Bahati David responded to the matter.

Right to relief

  • Koluo Joseph Andrew, MP Toroma County raised the issue of the famine that hit the sub-counties of Toroma, Kapujan, Omodoi, Magoro, and Angodingod, causing starvation and deaths.

The Minister of State for Finance in charge of Planning, Hon. Bahati David promised that the Government will address the issue.

  • Woboyo Vincent raised the issue of the heavy rains that destroyed property and crops in some parts of Sironko District and Bugisu subregion as a whole. He requested the government to provide relief (shelter and food to the victims).

The Minister of State for General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister, Hon. Mary Karooro Okurut promised that the government will address the matter.

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