Richard Todwong, Minister without Portfolio, says that while the chief whip is within her mandate to remind MPs of their duties, MPs are mature people and forcing them to sessions might worsen the situation.
Baliddawa noted that although Parliament has not yet debated and pronounced its self on the Tax, the Minister of Finance basing on the provisions of Taxes and Duties Provisional Collection Act of 1993 she has already started administering this tax since the new financial year set in on 1st July.
Matia Kasaijja, the state Minister for Finance and Planning, says they must sort out the question of whether the list is genuine or ghost employees and the ball now lies in the Ministry of Public Service court. However, the money is available and the treasury is ready to pay.
Parliament has resolved to set up an ad hoc committee to inquire on the status of the operations of private health providers. The resolution follows the death of a parliament worker who had gone to give birth at International Hospital Kampala.
Eight opposition leaders including former FDC leader Kizza Besigye and Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, have this morning denied their participation in the past violent protests and unrest in the country. The eight politicians appeared before Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate Olive Kazaarwe, who later released them on a non cash bail of one million shillings.
Government and the oil companies in the country have made substantial progress in discussions expected to end in the signing of agreements ahead of anticipated oil production, according to Tullow Oil Chief Executive Officer Aidan Heavey. Kabagambe Kaliisa, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, recently said that government was in discussions with the oil companies on the proposed Field Development Plans for Mputa, Nzizi and the Kingfisher fields before issuance of production licences.
MP Mathias Mpuuga for Masaka Municipality rose on a procedural matter saying that he was aware the Minister in charge of Kampala had made arrangements to present an instrument and attempting to break the code of parliament which he said that parliament received a petition about KCCA which has not been disposed off since it was confirmed that the committee report had been forged.