News & Up­dates:

 The Rt. Hon. Deputy Speaker, Ja­cob Oulanyah up­dates the House on the health con­di­tion of the Rt. Hon. Speaker, Re­becca Kadaga

The Deputy Speaker in­formed Mem­bers that the Speaker was steadily pro­gress­ing at Aga Khan Hos­pi­tal in Nairobi. He con­demned what he re­ferred to as fake news spread by some sec­tions of the me­dia on the health con­di­tion of the Speaker.

• Hon. Ba­hati David, Min­is­ter of State for Fi­nance pre­sents a state­ment on the funds al­lo­cated to the Elec­toral Com­mis­sion to con­duct elec­tions in newly cre­ated dis­tricts
Hon. Ba­hati in­formed the House that there was no bud­get in place for con­duct­ing the elec­tions. He promised to pri­ori­tise the is­sue and en­sure pro­vi­sion of funds for the elec­tions.

• Hon. Joyce Moriku Ka­ducu, Min­is­ter of State for Pri­mary Health Care pre­sents a state­ment on the sus­pected poi­so­nous food dis­trib­uted by the World Food Pro­gramme (WFP) in Na­pak and Amu­dat Dis­tricts

The min­is­ter in­formed the House that the gov­ern­ment and World Food Pro­gramme (WFP) or­dered for the im­me­di­ate sus­pen­sion of the sus­pected poi­so­nous su­per ce­real from the af­fected dis­tricts.

• The House grants leave to Mr. Sam Ly­omoki, work­er’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive to in­tro­duce a Pri­vate Mem­ber’s Bill en­ti­tled “The Na­tional So­cial Se­cu­rity Fund (Amend­ment) Bill, 2019
Due to fail­ure of the gov­ern­ment to pre­sent the draft of the same Bill as promised by Hon. Flo­rence Naki­wala, the Speaker pro­ceeded to grant Hon. Sam Ly­omoki leave of Par­lia­ment to in­tro­duce the afore­men­tioned Bill.

• The House adopts the re­port of the Se­lect Com­mit­tee on the in­quiry into al­le­ga­tions of sex­ual vi­o­lence in in­sti­tu­tions of learn­ing in Uganda

The com­mit­tee rec­om­mended in­ves­ti­ga­tion and be­fit­ting pros­e­cu­tion of the sixty (60) re­peat­edly men­tioned in­di­vid­u­als by learn­ers as al­leged per­pe­tra­tors of Sex­ual Vi­o­lence.

 The House con­sid­ers Clauses 1-7 of the Per­sons with Dis­abil­i­ties Bill, 2018;

(a) Deleted the en­tire Clause 1
(b) Stood over Clause 2
(c) Passed Clauses 3,4,5,6 and 7 with amend­ments
(d) The con­sid­er­a­tion of Clause 8 was in­con­clu­sive.

The Speaker di­rected for re­draft­ing of clause 8 of the Bill and ad­vised Mem­bers with pro­posed amend­ments to sub­mit them to his Of­fice be­fore the next sit­ting of the House.

• The fol­low­ing Bills were read for the first time and re­ferred to the Com­mit­tee on Fi­nance, Plan­ning and Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment:

(a) The Ex­cise Duty [Amend­ment] Bill, 2019
(b) The Value Added Tax [Amend­ment] Bill, 2019
(c) The Tax Pro­ce­dures Code [Amend­ment] Bill, 2019
(d) The In­come Tax [Amend­ment] Bill, 2019
(e) The Stamp Duty [Amend­ment] Bill, 2019
(f) The Ap­pro­pri­a­tion Bill, 2019
• The House adopts the re­port of the Bud­get Com­mit­tee on the re­quest by the House to ver­ify the Uganda Na­tional Air­lines Doc­u­ments tabled by the Min­is­ter of Works and Trans­port on Wednes­day 27th March 2019 with the fol­low­ing ad­di­tional rec­om­men­da­tions: –

(a) That the ground han­dling ser­vices should re­vert to Uganda Na­tional Air­lines Com­pany.

(b) That the Board of Di­rec­tors be sub­stan­tively con­sti­tuted and sub­jected to par­lia­men­tary scrutiny.

(c) Like other statu­tory bod­ies, a law should be en­acted by Par­lia­ment to reg­u­late op­er­a­tions of Uganda Na­tional Air­lines Com­pany Lim­ited.

The Min­is­ter of Works and Trans­port, Hon. Azuba Mon­ica Ntege of­fi­cially with­drew the doc­u­ments that she had laid on table on Wednes­day 27th March, 2019.

The Speaker di­rected that the doc­u­ments so with­drawn be erased from the records of the House.
• The House ap­proves Sup­ple­men­tary Ex­pen­di­ture Sched­ule No.2 for FY 2018/​19 in re­gard to the fol­low­ing two Votes: –

(a) Vote 016 Min­istry of Works and Trans­port – Sup­ple­men­tary De­vel­op­ment Ex­pen­di­ture, Shs.280,046,776,933 for fi­nanc­ing costs of Uganda Na­tional Air­line.

(b) Vote 156 Uganda Land Com­mis­sion – Sup­ple­men­tary De­vel­op­ment Ex­pen­di­ture, Shs.12,000,000,000 for com­ple­tion of the Uganda Mar­tyrs Shrine.
• Min­is­ters lay the fol­low­ing Min­is­te­r­ial Pol­icy State­ments for FY 2019/​20 on table, and the Speaker refers them to re­spec­tive Sec­toral Com­mit­tees for scrutiny:

(a) Min­istry of Works and Trans­port
(b) Kam­pala Cap­i­tal City Au­thor­ity
(c) Min­istry of Health
(d) Min­istry of Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment
(e) Min­istry of De­fense and Vet­eran Af­fairs
(f) Min­istry of Jus­tice and Con­sti­tu­tional Af­fairs
(g) Min­istry Agri­cul­ture, An­i­mal In­dus­try and Fish­eries
(h) Min­istry of Fi­nance, Plan­ning and Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment
(i) Min­istry of In­ter­nal Af­fairs
(j) Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion and Sports
(k) Min­istry of Tourism, Wildlife and An­tiq­ui­ties
(l) Min­istry of Trade, In­dus­try and Co­op­er­a­tives
(m) Min­istry of Pub­lic Ser­vice
(n) Min­istry of Gen­der, Labour and So­cial De­vel­op­ment
(o) Min­istry of Sci­ence, Tech­nol­ogy and In­no­va­tion
(p) Of­fice of the Au­di­tor Gen­eral
(q) The Par­lia­men­tary Com­mis­sion
(r) Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs
(s) Min­istry of In­for­ma­tion, Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Tech­nol­ogy and Na­tional Guid­ance
(t) Of­fice of the Pres­i­dent
(u) Of­fice of the Prime Min­is­ter
(v) Min­istry of Lands, Hous­ing and Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment
(w) Min­istry of East African Com­mu­nity Af­fairs
(x) Trea­sury Op­er­a­tions
(y) Min­istry of wa­ter and En­vi­ron­ment
(z) Min­istry of Works and Trans­port


Se­lect com­mit­tee on the com­pen­sa­tion of Ugan­dan traders in South Su­dan who lost mer­chan­dise as a re­sult of the war out­break

On 26th and 28th March 2019, The Min­istry of Trade, In­dus­try and Co­op­er­a­tives (MTIC) led by Hon Amelia Kyam­badde (Min­is­ter of Trade, In­dus­try and Co­op­er­a­tives) and the At­tor­ney Gen­eral led by Hon. William Byaruhanga re­spec­tively ap­peared be­fore the Se­lect Com­mit­tee chaired by Hon. Ann Maria Nankabirwa. The com­mit­tee was es­tab­lished by the Par­lia­ment of Uganda to among other things look into com­pen­sa­tion of the Ugan­dan traders who were af­fected as a re­sult of the war out­break in South Su­dan
Se­lect Com­mit­tee to in­ves­ti­gate Apaa land con­flict
The Min­is­ter of Tourism, Wildlife and An­tiq­ui­ties Hon. Epraim Ka­muntu to­gether with the Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of Uganda Wildlife Au­thor­ity Mr Mwandha Sam , on 27th March 2019 ap­peared be­fore the se­lect Com­mit­tee es­tab­lished to look into the Apaa land Con­flict chaired by Hon Agnes Ameede.