Kyamuswa County MP, Carolyn Birungi Nanyondo missed all the 19 meetings of the Human Rights and Agriculture committees while Julie Mukoda, the Mayuge Woman MP didn’t attend any of the 15 meetings of the Finance, Planning and Economic Development Committee.
One hundred twenty (122) legislators
missed all committee meetings held between July 1st to October 3rd 2018,
according to a report by the Clerk to Parliament. Each Member of Parliament with the exception of ex-officios
and minister sit on a Sectoral and standing committee.
There are 27 committees of
parliament, 12 of which are Sectoral committees while the remaining are
standing committees. According to the report from the clerk to parliament, standing committees held a total of 126 meetings in the
period in question. This means each
committee held an average of 11 meetings.
Appointments and Business committees chaired by the Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga
held one meeting each. While the Public Accounts (Central Government)
held 17 most number of meetings standing at 17.
The 16 sectoral committees held 154 meetings in total, with
an average of 10 meetings per committee. However, records show that
several members didn’t show up for any of the meetings held between July 1st to
October 3rd 2018.
They include the
Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanya alias Bobi Wine, Kampala Central MP,
Muhammad Nsereko, Prof. Ogenga Latigo, Agago North, Ishma Mafabi, Eastern Youth
MP and Amongin Jacqueline, the Ngora Woman MP.
Kyagulanyi missed the 27 meetings of both the Presidential
Affairs and Human Rights Committees while Nsereko was absent in all the 14
meetings of the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee and the 11 meetings
of the Equal Opportunities Committee.
Prof. Ogenga missed all the nineteen meetings of the Committees
on Rules, Discipline and agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries. Amongin didn’t any of the 14 meetings held by
the Public Accounts Committee (Central Government) or the 13 meetings held by
the Presidential Affairs Committee.
Ishma Mafabi also
missed all the meetings of the Presidential Affairs Committee and the 7
meetings held by the Government Assurances and Implementation Committee.
Also on the list of absentees are Mukono North MP, Betty
Nambooze, Arua Woman MP, Mourine Osoru and Bukomansibi Woman MP, Veronica
all the 14 meetings of the Public Accounts Committee (Local Government) and the
Sectoral Committee on Public Service and Local Government.
Nanyondo missed all the nine meetings of the Committees on
HIV/AIDs and Related Matters plus all the five meetings of Agriculture, Animal
Industry and Fisheries Committee.
all the 25 meetings of the Human Rights and Gender, Labour and Social
Gaster Mugoya and Robinah Nabbanja, both members
of the Committee of Rules and Legal and Parliamentary Affairs missed all the 28
sitting of the two committees.
Army Representative, Lt. Gen Ivan Koreta missed all the 19
meetings of the Committees on Public Accounts (Central Government) and
Nakawa MP, Michael Kabaziguruka didn’t attend any of
the 27 meetings of both the Rules and Presidential Affairs Committees.
Kyamuswa County MP, Carolyn Birungi Nanyondo missed all the
19 meetings of the Human Rights and Agriculture committees while Julie Mukoda,
the Mayuge Woman MP didn’t attend any of the 15 meetings of the Finance,
Planning and Economic Development Committee.
While some MPs missed all the meetings, some members attended
few or most meetings. For instance, Opposition Whip and Kiira Municipality MP,
Ibrahim Nganda attended only one of the 14 meetings of the Legal and
Parliamentary Affairs Committee. He missed all the 14 meetings of the Public
Accounts Committee (Central Governments).
Kawempe South MP, Munyagwa Mubaraka missed all the 11
meetings of the Equal Opportunities Committee and attended 3 of the eleven
meetings of the Defense and Internal Affairs Committee. Aruu County MP, Odonga
Otto missed all the 14 meetings of the Budget committee and attended half of
the meetings held by the Tourism, Trade and Industries Committee.
Buyagga County MP, Barnabas Tinkasiimire attended 5 of the 14
Budget committee meetings but missed all the 17 meetings of ICT and National
He told the Uganda Radio Network that he wrote a letter to
Kadaga to notify her that he wouldn’t attend any committee meetings for at
least six months to focus on work in his constituency.
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Nakaseke South MP, Luttamaguzi Ssemakula rubbished the report
on grounds that it is unfair to him and Latif Ssebagala, the then vice
chairperson of the Government Assurances and Implementation Committee.
report noted that Luttamaguzi and Ssebagala missed all the seven committee
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Abdu Katuntu who chaired the Committee on Statutory
Authorities and State Enterprises also refuted the record, saying he attended
three of the fourteen committee meetings.
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He however, acknowledged missing all the 14 meetings of the Legal
and Parliamentary Affairs Committee because he had to chair COSASE meetings.
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