News & Up­dates:
July 5, 2021
  1. The Speaker con­grat­u­lated the Mus­lim com­mu­nity upon the ob­ser­vance of the Ra­mad­han which com­menced on 06th May 2019. He also re­minded mem­bers of the need to ac­com­plish the bud­get process be­fore 30th May 2019.
  1. Lyan­dro Ko­makech raised a mat­ter of na­tional im­por­tance on the two de­com­pos­ing bod­ies in Gulu Re­fer­ral Hos­pi­tal mor­tu­ary and prayed for dis­missal of the Hos­pi­tal Di­rec­tor.

The Speaker di­rected the State Min­is­ter for Pri­mary Health care, Hon. Joyce Moriku to visit Hos­pi­tal mor­tu­ar­ies and pro­vide the re­quired equip­ment and hu­man re­source.

  1. Woboyo raised a mat­ter of na­tional im­por­tance on the heavy rains that greatly af­fected Bu­gusu sub-re­gion. He re­quested the Of­fice of the Prime Min­is­ter to visit the af­fected ar­eas and prayed for the gov­ern­ment to pro­vide shel­ter and food aid to the vic­tims.
  1. Kaba­fun­zaki Her­bert, MP Rukiga County pre­sented a Pe­ti­tion on the fraud­u­lent takeover of mar­ket land lo­cated in Rushe­beya, Rwa­mu­cucu Sub County, Rukiga Dis­trict.

The Speaker re­ferred the Pe­ti­tion to the Min­is­ter of Lands, Hous­ing and Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment with a di­rec­tive to re­port back to the House within 2 weeks (by Thurs­day 23rd May 2019).

  1. Ka­nia Obiga, State Min­is­ter for In­ter­nal Af­fairs pre­sented a state­ment on the bru­tal­ity by the po­lice on some of the con­stituents of Kotido Mu­nic­i­pal­ity that led to the death of one per­son and ar­rest and de­ten­tion of 18 oth­ers. He con­firmed the death of the per­son who he iden­ti­fied as Anita Ajok 45yrs who was hit by a straight bul­let.
  1. Eli­jah Okupa ex­pressed his dis­con­tent­ment on the fail­ure of the State Min­is­ter for Fi­nance and Plan­ning Hon. David Ba­hati to pre­sent the Mo­bile Money Bill as prior promised on the floor of the House. Hon. Ba­hati ex­plained that bu­reau­cracy had de­layed the process and com­mit­ted to pre­sent­ing the Bill be­fore the end of May 2019.
  1. Joyce Moriku, State Min­is­ter for Pri­mary Health Care pre­sented a state­ment on the sta­tus of Apac Hos­pi­tal. She com­mit­ted to the func­tion­al­ity of the hos­pi­tal x-ray by July 2019.
  1. The Min­is­ter of State for En­ergy, Hon. D’U­janga Si­mon pre­sented a State­ment on ar­eas open for com­pet­i­tive bid­ding for pe­tro­leum ex­plo­ration li­censes in re­spect of the sec­ond li­cens­ing round in Uganda.
  2. The Speaker re­ferred the Anti-Money Laun­der­ing (Amend­ment) Bill, 2019 to the Com­mit­tee on Fi­nance and Plan­ning.
  3. The House adopted the mo­tion for the res­o­lu­tion of par­lia­ment urg­ing the gov­ern­ment to pri­or­i­tize fund­ing for the Health Sec­tor.
  4. The Speaker re­ferred the mo­tion to the Com­mit­tee on Bud­get.
  5. The House stood over the Tax Pro­ce­dures Code (Amend­ment) Bill, 2019.
  6. The House passed the In­come Tax (Amend­ment) Bill, 2019 into law with amend­ments In­come Tax Amend­ment Bill, 2019 to be­come the In­come Tax (Amend­ment) Act, 2019.
  7. The House passed the Tax Pro­ce­dures Code (Amend­ment) Bill, 2019 into be­com­ing the Tax Pro­ce­dures Code (Amend­ment) Act, 2019.
  8. The House adopted the re­port of the Com­mit­tee on Gov­ern­ment As­sur­ances and Im­ple­men­ta­tion on the sta­tus of im­ple­men­ta­tion of Gov­ern­ment As­sur­ances in se­lected dis­tricts.
  9. The House adopted the mo­tion for the Res­o­lu­tion of Par­lia­ment urg­ing Gov­ern­ment to rec­og­nize and pro­tect the unique Lan­guages, Cul­ture, and Cus­toms of Mi­nor­ity Com­mu­ni­ties in Uganda.
  10. The House adopted the mo­tion for the scru­ti­niza­tion of the Co­op­er­a­tive So­ci­eties (Amend­ment) Bill, 2019

The Speaker re­ferred the State­ment to the Com­mit­tee on Nat­ural Re­sources.

  1. The House passed the Mo­tion for Sec­ond Read­ing of the Roads Bill, 2018.

The Speaker guided those Mem­bers who in­tend to move amend­ments to the Roads Bill, 2018 to sub­mit their pro­pos­als to the Of­fice of the Clerk in time for the Bil­l’s Com­mit­tee Stage on Tues­day 14th May 2019.

  1. The House passed the Co­op­er­a­tive So­ci­eties (Amend­ment) Bill, 2016.
  2. The House was ad­journed to Tues­day 14th April 2019.