Ssekikubo says that Government cannot sit and debate among themselves, saying the opposition exists as by the laws that govern Parliament and multiparty democracy. He says Parliament should not go on like everything is normal and debate with a one sided house.
“I want to call upon people to take the message of President in his recent speech seriously. The issue of human rights should be respected and also calling upon the soldiers and security personnel to respect human beings,” he said.
Members of parliament on the forum of children’s affairs have urged the government to declare public holidays to scale up vaccination of teachers and students in order to achieve the vaccination target required to reopen schools.
In his communication to the House on Wednesday, Oulanyah said that he had held a meeting with the Government Chief Whip, the Minister of Security, the Minister of State for Internal Affairs and the Leader of the Opposition over the matter and that they came to some agreement of how they will handle the situation he described as difficult.
During the heated debate, Mpuuga led his members out of Parliament in protest and the team has for the second day boycotted Sittings of Parliament until the two MPs are released.
President Museveni has in the past criticized provision of bail to suspected capital offenders and on Monday, he clashed with the Chief Justice Alphonse Owiny Dollo on the issue of granting bail to persons accused of capital offences pending determination of their cases.
The Speaker of Parliament is of the view that the law has served the elite at the expense of the uneducated rural populace. But the right to access to Information activists say parliament has not played its oversight function to ensure that the law is implemented as envisaged in 2005 when it was enacted.
Attorney General, Kiryowa Kiwanuka said that it was an error on the part of the government not to inform the Office of the Speaker but everything is being done to make sure that the legislators are treated within the law.
During the plenary, Mpuuga raised a procedural concern questioning whether the Speaker had been notified about the re-arrests of the MPs. He also noted that the MPs had been denied access to their immediate family and that it cannot be business as normal when such violations are going on.
The institute attained a semi-autonomous status after the enactment of a law establishing an institute named after the former Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga. The act was gazetted in May last year.
The institute operates as an agency of the government under the supervision and control of the Parliamentary Commission. It among others, conduct training of Members of Parliament and staff in Uganda and elsewhere in the world, as well as training of local government officials.
According to information from the committee, the team is recommending a forensic audit on how the relief cash was distributed, the beneficiaries, the selection criteria of the municipalities and cities.
Muyingo says that unlike the re-opening of schools after the first lockdown when the emphasis was put on finalists, this time they plan to emphasize first-year classes to enable them to finalize their studies so that they can make room for the new entrants.
Former Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi still awaits his retirement house and car among others. According to the Ministry of Public service, so far Ssekandi has received only his monthly payment, and medical benefits.
Mubende Municipality MP Bashir Lubega Sempa says although he is an NRM supporter the remarks of the minister were tarnishing the image of NRM. He expressed disappointment over the remarks saying this should not be treated casually.
David Alira, the party’s Secretary-General Alira said that they have kicked off consultations with security personnel to agree on how and when the event can be hosted following coronavirus standard operating procedures.