President Yoweri Museveni has assented to the Administration of Parliament (Amendment) Bill 2021 which was passed by Parliament on 5th October 2021.
Deputy Speaker Anita Among chairing plenary
Yoweri Museveni has assented to the Administration of Parliament (Amendment)
This was announced by Deputy Speaker Anita Among in her communication to
Members of Parliament.
"Actually members, I would like to inform you that our maiden bill has
been assented to by the President, it is our maiden bill," Among said.
The implementation of the Administration of Parliament (Amendment) Act
2021 will now take effect from the date the President assented to the Act.
It is not yet clear exactly when the president assented to the Act.
The Act now provides
for the Deputy Speaker of Parliament to be a member of the Parliamentary Commission. Initially, the Deputy Speaker was not a Member of the Parliamentary Commission, but would only sit
in attendance since the law construed the Speaker and Deputy Speaker as one.
The Deputy Speaker will now chair the meetings of the
The Parliamentary Commission will now compose of the Speaker, the Deputy
Speaker, the Leader of Government Business, the Leader of the Opposition, the
Minister responsible for Finance, and four backbench Commissioners who are
Members of Parliament one of whom shall come from the opposition and none of
whom shall be a Minister.
that was tabled by Kilak North County MP Anthony Akol also repeals the
Institute of Parliamentary Studies Act 2020, which renamed the Institute as
‘Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga Institute of Parliamentary Studies’ (RAKIPS)’ and gave
it an autonomous status.
It provides for a transitional clause that will allow staff working under the
Institute to revert back into the Parliamentary Service. The Institute will now
remain a department like any other department in the Parliament of Uganda.