Church leaders are asking Parliament not to rush into enacting the Marriage and Divorce Bill 2009 into law. The leaders, under Uganda Joint Christian Council, warn that enacting the law in its current form would grossly undermine the family institution in Uganda. The bill being considered by Parliamentary Legal Affairs Committee, is one of the few that the current parliament is determined to enact before end of its term in May.
77 MPs removed from parliament by a court ruling now stand to lose their pension if they fail to account for Constituency Development Fund. Parliament has also asked them to return all the salary and allowances received during thier illegal stay at parliament since November last year.
The inaguration budget figure goes upto 3.8 billion shillings. Minister for Presidency, Beatrice Wabudeya states that there will be a deficit of 800 million shillings given that the Ministry of Finance can only provide 3 billion shillings.
lack of quorum continues to hampaer business transaction at committee level in parliament.less than one week after parliament reopened for the last leg some MPs stay away from house business, recovering from the elections.
Parliamentary question time is highly cherished under the Commonwealth Parliamentary system. Ugandan MPs say its value is undermined because cabinet ministers consistently fail to provide answers to questions raised.
A defeated Member of Parliament says he feels betrayed by his constituents who he says seemed to have abandoned issues in favor of inducements. Charles Oduman the Bukedea MP says there is a disconnect between MPs\' perceptions and voters\' needs.
Parliament on Thursday debated the on going bombings in Libya. The House was split between those for the UN-led air strikes and those defending Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi\'s right to protect his government.
Speaker of Parlaiment,Edward Ssekandi, is asked to review a decision that led to the removal of 78 MPs from the House. The former Nakasongola MP Peter Nyombi says the Speaker\'s decision was misguided and illegal.
Women MPs are pushing for the debate on the Domestic Relations Bill after it has been on the shelves for years. The bill was split into two to cater for Christian marriages. Muslims will have theirs fomulated.
Isurance Amendment bill seeks to enhance corporate governance and develop the insurance sector.it also delinks the Insurance Commission from supervision by the Bank of Uganda and brings it under Minister responsible for finance.