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.
Kadaga who was today making her communication to the house said that on numerous occasions, Parliament has failed to conduct business in the house simply because the Leader of Government Business and Ministers are absent.
Ronald Baggaga, the Legal Counsel to the parliamentary health committee, says discussions of the bill that establishes the scheme that is being touted as a solution to Uganda’s healthcare system that is riddled with high out of pocket expenditure and bribery are complete.
According to State Minister for Kampala Benny Namugwanya, the president is concerned that the numerous splinter groups and associations of Taxi drivers and operators are threatening the efficient management and development of the transport industry. Namugwanya was speaking during a meeting with the speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga on Friday.
Robinah Kaitiritimba, the Executive Director Uganda National Health Consumers’ Organisation says that this would be a good time to pass the bill considering that the country is discussing key solutions for health like the national health insurance, parliament is still failing to work on it even as it was reintroduced in parliament early this year.
Makana issued the apology while hosting a select committee of Ugandans legislators on South Sudan led by Ann Maria Nankabirwa, the Kyankwanzi Woman MP on Tuesday. The Committee is scrutinizing the payment of Shillings 41 billion (US$10m) to 10 companies, which supplied goods and services to South Sudan before the country went to war.