The Sit­ting was presided over by the Deputy Speaker of Par­lia­ment, Rt. Hon.  Ja­cob Oulanyah. The Deputy Speaker made a pledge on be­half of Par­lia­ment com­mit­ting to fight against cor­rup­tion. The Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment (MPs) ac­knowl­edged the need to re­new com­mit­ment to fight­ing cor­rup­tion and the pledge was adopted. It was a call upon MPs to be hon­est, eth­i­cal, and to ne­go­ti­ate all Gov­ern­ment con­tracts with in­tegrity.

Hon. Muham­mad Nseroko, the rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Kam­pala Cen­tral Di­vi­sion, ob­served that the cause to fight cor­rup­tion is no­ble. He showed his dis­con­tent­ment with ac­tions of the se­cu­rity agen­cies not­ing that it was un­just to block the Op­po­si­tion Leader Dr. Kizza Be­si­gye from par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Ati-Cor­rup­tion Walk.

Hon. Nambeshe John Bap­tist raised a con­cern that over 30 house­holds have been af­fected by the land­slides that oc­curred in East­ern Uganda. He said that the most af­fected are those in Busika Sub-County. Par­lia­ment ob­served a mo­ment of si­lence for those who lost their lives. The Min­istry re­spon­si­ble for Dis­as­ter and Pre­pared­ness was asked to re­spond by re­lo­cat­ing those are still in the dan­ger zones.

Hon. Ma­g­a­nda Julius, Min­is­ter of State for East African Af­fairs, pre­sented a state­ment on the progress of East African Com­mu­nity In­te­gra­tion. He noted that there is still a chal­lenge of porous bor­ders and as a re­sult, some goods smug­gled in and out of the Coun­try.

In re­gard to a re­con­sid­er­a­tion of the Sugar Bill which was re­turned to the House by the Pres­i­dent, the Min­is­ter of Trade said that Gov­ern­ment needs more time to make more con­sul­ta­tions. How­ever, Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment stressed that it seems Gov­ern­ment is not in­ter­ested in the bill be­cause the process has stalled which may call for Par­lia­ment to go ahead and pass it with or with­out fur­ther con­sul­ta­tions by Gov­ern­ment.