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.