Jacob Oulanyah says quorum is no longer a nightmare to him after the rules of parliament were amended to reduce the number of MPS required to vote on a bill or a motion.
He says since the COVID19 outbreak, Parliament has been able to debate and pass very many laws.
The Bamba-Babwisi people occupied about 125 square kilometres of land covering areas near the Saara stream to River Semuliki through River Lamia to the borders of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Some of them settled in areas within Bwamba county within Bundibugyo district.
The concern was raised by members of the Natural Resources Committee of Parliament who are currently visiting parts of western Uganda, to study the extent of power penetration in the areas of Masaka, Mbarara, Kasese and Fort Portal, among others. They are bothered that some projects which were launched in 2014 have not yet started.
The MPs who were on a field trip to Western Uganda to ascertain the level of electricity penetration in the area, expressed the concern while visiting substations in Masaka, Ntungamo and Kasese districts, where they were told that electricity supply to Rwanda, Tanzania, and Kenya is uninterrupted.
Domestic Borrowing is done through the issuance of government securities like treasury bills which are short term debt instruments with tenures ranging from 91, 182 and 364 days and treasury bonds with a maturity period of more than a year.
Hellen Kawesa, the Deputy Director of Communications and Public Affairs (CPA) Department of Parliament, says there is need for the review for the growth of Parliament, changing trends, growth in the number of MPs, research and study.
Ruhinda North MP Thomas Tayebwa says that many businesses are facing challenges accessing loans because of the COVID-19 risks, and fears that as the government moves to borrow, many banks will withhold money from Ugandans with the hope of lending to the government.
Uganda and DRC entered a bilateral agreement to implement strategic infrastructure projects which includes constructing the road from Kasindi to Beni measuring about 80 kilometres, Beni to Butembo measuring 54 kilometres and the Bunagana border to Ruchuru-Goma road which measures 89 kilometres.
According to the breakdown, each group is entitled to 30 million Shillings and an allocation of 500 million Shillings is set aside for each constituency. However, a move by the government to allocate an additional 50 billion Shillings to Kampala and Wakiso districts has sparked criticism from Members of Parliament.
But Asuman Basalirwa, the sole representative of the Justice Forum in Parliament says that distribution of the money should not be based on the numerical strength of the party. Basalirwa argues that the law, says that the law says the money should be distributed equally.
Masaka Municipality MP Mathias Mpuuga says that Ugandans still need to fight for independence from fellow Africans who have enriched themselves by taking advantage of their positions and vulnerability of nationals. He is concerned that national resources are not equally shared, and Ugandans are not free to participate in politics without their rights being infringed on.