Clerk Recalls Parliament

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The parliament commission is expected to table government business that the 10th parliament is to deliberate on in the first session.

The Clerk to Parliament Jane Kibirige has recalled members of parliament to continue with plenary sittings.
 
In a notice dated August 2, 2016, Kibirige notifies the MPs that plenary is to resume on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 2:00pm.
 
The parliament commission is expected to table government business that the 10th parliament is to deliberate on in the first session.
 
Also expected is the tabling of business that the House is adopting from the unfinished business of the ninth parliament.
 
Some of the unfinished business includes the tax exemption bill, the National Biotechnology and Biosafety bill, 2012, the Retirement Benefits Sector Liberalization bill, 2011  and the Marriage and Divorce bill among others.
 
 "In the meantime, committees can continue to deliberate on work under their mandate", reads part of the notice signed by the Clerk to Parliament Jane Kibirige.
 
Parliament's last plenary sitting was adjourned on July 21, 2016 without a definite date for resuming deliberations.
 
Sources also indicate to URN that the plenary sitting on Tuesday is to deliberate on a motion reportedly prepared by Bugweri County MP Abdu Katuntu on the request that government pays 1.3 trillion Shillings to select 65 struggling companies and individuals.
 
The proposal was fronted by an economist, Dr. Ashie Mukungu and has since sparked public debate.

 

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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.