Edward Ssekandi, the Speaker Parliament, has been forced to send parliament on recess, in response to the persistent absenteeism by the legislators.
The speaker has since Monday failed to raise the quorum needed to debate the budget.
Parliament has for most of this week been empty save for the few opposition MPs. Most of the MPs from the ruling NRM party are engaged in the NRM party primaries.
The speaker was this morning left with no choice but declare a three-week recess.
But the adjournment of Parliament will affect the passing of the 2010/2011 budget which was supposed be considered by before 31st August.
Sekandi says he will use the provisions within the budget Act, to extend the consideration of the budget until the MPS return from recess.
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Fears have been rife that failure by Parliament to consider the budget within required time, would affect the running of ministries and other government departments.
Prime Minister Apollo Nsibambi however says the ministries will continue operating with the money that was approved by Parliament in mid June.
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Nsibambi however says the ministries will have to be cautious while spending the money until when Parliament passes the budget.