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Parliamentary Opposition to address the nation on its performance

Parliamentary Chief Opposition Whip, Hon Ssemujju Ibrahim Nganda expected to address the nation on the opposition performance early July. (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA – The Chief Opposition Whip, Hon Ssemujju Ibrahim Nganda will on July 3 address the nation on the opposition performance of the just concluded 3rd Session of the 10th Parliament.

The House has announced that “The Chief Opposition Whip, Hon Ssemujju Ibrahim Nganda, will be responding to your questions and comments about the legislative work of the Opposition in the just concluded #3rdsession of the 10th Parliament, on Wednesday, 3 July 2019 at 10.00am,” adding that “Send us your questions and comments using the hashtag #3rdsession.”

Responding to the tweeps during the discussion on the performance of 10th Parliament On June 20, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga said the Parliament will sanction MPs who do not attend to Parliament business; “the challenge is that MPs sign in and sometimes leave after that. We are working on a better mechanism to manage that,” she stressed.

Ms. Kadaga said there will be no opening of another probe on BoU, saying that would violate the Rules of Procedure as the issues touching on the management of commercial banks has been resolved already.

On plenary sittings, the speaker said she cannot do much about time, saying that “If you have more than 400 MPs in the house and you are to give each one about 10 minutes to present, that means that we could spend over a day in one plenary sitting.”

 

She also said that the Landlord and tenant law was presented to Parliament and that they are going to debate it today during plenary (Thur-20-June-19).

The speaker said that she cannot allow the House to pay OTT for the members.

“I told the Clerk to Parliament that the institution will not pay OTT for Members of Parliament, and there will be no further debate on the matter.”

On the case of Kampala floods, Kadaga said that on Tuesday the State Minister for Kampala presented a statement on why there are floods in Kampala. “A Committee of Parliament will go to the field to follow up on the concerns raised by the Minister a well as the feasibility of proposed recommendations.”

The speaker lauded the public for engaging on social media session and raising their concerns.

“I would like to thank the public for engaging in this social media session and for your productive input and suggestions to major issues affecting the country,” she said.

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