News & Up­dates:

The Par­lia­ment sit­ting was presided by the Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Ja­cob Oulanyah.  In his com­mu­ni­ca­tion, he di­rected the Clerk to Par­lia­ment to gazette the Con­sti­tu­tional Amend­ment Bill 2019, by a pri­vate mem­ber, Hon. Wil­fred Ni­wagaba in prepa­ra­tion for its first read­ing.

Hon. Bu­time Tom, the Min­is­ter of Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment, pre­sented a mo­tion on al­ter­ation of bound­aries and de­c­la­ra­tion of cities. Those to be­come cities in­clude; Arua, Gulu, Mbarara, Fort Por­tal, Jinja, Mbale, Masaka, Hoima, En­tebbe, Lira, Naka­songola, Soroti, Ka­bale and Wak­iso. If the mo­tion is passed by the House, the cities of Arua, Gulu, Jinja, Mbarara, Fort Por­tal, Mbale and Masaka will take ef­fect on 01 July 2020. Hoima takes ef­fect on 01 July 2021 while En­tebbe and Lira on 01 July 2022.

Hon. Ku­ni­hira Agnes read (1st read­ing) the Em­ploy­ment (Amend­ment) Bill, 2019. The bill, among other things, seeks to pro­vide for the reg­u­la­tion of em­ploy­ment of do­mes­tic work­ers & ca­sual em­ploy­ees so as to im­prove their work­ing con­di­tions. It also pro­vides for mat­ters re­gard­ing sex­ual ha­rass­ment in places of work, pro­tec­tion of work­ing breast­feed­ing moth­ers and re­quires em­ploy­ers to pro­vide for places and fa­cil­i­ties for breast­feed­ing moth­ers

Dr. Jane Aceng re­sponded to Hon. Mb­wa­tekamwa’s con­cern on the de­fec­tive Life Guard con­doms. She said that 95% of the con­doms have al­ready been re­cov­ered from the pub­lic. The Na­tional Drug Au­thor­ity and MarieStopes Uganda con­tinue to do sur­veil­lance in or­der to re­cover the re­main­ing faulty con­doms.

The Deputy Speaker in­formed the mem­bers that in the com­mem­o­ra­tion of the Ati-Cor­rup­tion Day, H.E. Kaguta Mu­sev­eni would take lead in the anti-cor­rup­tion walk 4th De­cem­ber 2019 from the Con­sti­tu­tional Square to Kololo In­de­pen­dence Grounds. The MPs were asked to join.