Pictorial: Parliament Concludes Swearing in MPs of Tenth Parliament

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On Wednesday, parliament concluded the swearing in of Members of the Tenth Parliament, with only one legislator unavailable to take oath.

Margaret Mugisa Muhanga, the MP-elect for Burahya in Kabarole district did not show up for the three days event, which commenced on Monday.

A total of 426 MPs of the 427 MPs took their oaths of Allegiance and of Member of Parliament in the event held at the South Wing of Parliament.

The Constitution provides that Members of Parliament elect take and subscribe to the Oath of Allegiance and Oath of Members of Parliament. It further provides that except for purposes of taking the oaths, no person shall sit or vote in Parliament before taking and subscribing to the oaths.

The Oaths Act mandates the Clerk to Parliament to administer oaths before MPs elect a Speaker.


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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.