Gen. Odongo's statement left several MPs exasperated noting that the minister had merely skirted the issues that the report had highlighted regarding the harassment and illegal activities carried by the MPPU.
George Bamugemereire, the Deputy IGG says that the suggested plan is currently in place in the neighboring Tanzania and that it is similar to what Parliament recently put in place when it passed the Administration of Judiciary Bill.
In this law which was assented to by President Yoweri Museveni in June 2020, judges are to continue earning monthly salary even in retirement, a lump-sum retirement benefit equivalent to 2.4 percent of their annual salary multiplied by five and their years of service, security by the state, chauffeur driven cars, annual medical and housing allowances.
The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Ephraim Kamuntu on Thursday asked parliament to halt the consideration of the Sexual Offences Bill 2019, in order to allow Government carry out consultations.
In his report, Bamugemereire said that one of the constraints and challenges facing the IG is the non-implementation of their recommendations by government Ministries, Departments, Agencies (MDAs) as well as Local Governments.
Introduced in 1992, the Leadership Code Act last amended in 2017 by parliament sets limits on the financial behavior of public servants, require leaders to declare their incomes, assets and liabilities and put in place enforcement mechanism and other matters.
The Bill moved by the Shadow Attorney General Wilfred Niwagaba seeks to scrap the representation of the army in Parliament, repeal of the Office of Prime Minister and Vice President, reinstate presidential term limits and prohibit the appointment of Ministers from MPs among other things.
The speaker called on concerned Ugandan’s to sue Kenya during a debate on the blocking of Ugandan dairy products to access the Kenyan market, she expressed her displeasure at what she called government’s reluctance to protect Ugandan farmers.