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MPs Without COVID-19 Test Results Allowed to Attend Budget Reading

More than 150 MPs were earlier locked out of the Kololo Airstrip where Parliament is currently sitting after their COVID-19 results delayed.
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Several Members of Parliament who were blocked from attending the budget reading over lack of COVID-19 results have finally been allowed access.

More than 150 MPs were earlier locked out of the Kololo Airstrip where Parliament is currently sitting after their COVID-19 results delayed.

Dr Timothy Batuwa Lusala, the Jinja West MP said that their colleagues especially from the opposition had been denied entry into Kololo due to a lack of test results.

Dokolo Woman MP Cecilia Ogwal pleaded that for the 11th Parliament to start in a good spirit, MPs whose COVID-19 certificates are not ready should be given a special tent.

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Jacob Oulanyah, the Speaker of Parliament said that MPs whose covid-19 status is not known are a danger to other MPs.

Oulanyah later ruled that the MPs, whose results are not ready should be given a special tent where to sit.

Santa Alum, the Woman MP Oyam says that people carrying out the COVID-19 tests should expedite the process.

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Kalungu West MP Joseph Gonzaga Sewungu says MPs were tested at parliament but they are skeptical about the status of the Special Forces Command (SFC) carrying out the tests.

On Monday, the MPs were subjected to a Covid-19 mandatory test in preparation of the Budget reading. The tests had to be done to ensure that everybody in attendance is safe.


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