Parliament has closed its premises to Members of Parliament for at least two as COVID-19 continues to bite.
Parliament of Uganda
Press release: Five Members of Parliament have been sworn in to join the Pan African Parliament representing Uganda at the continental institution based in Midrand, South Africa.
Several roads leading to Parliament will not be accessible to the public as MPs’ swearing-in ceremony commences Monday, May 17, 2021.
About 130 MPs-elect are expected to be sworn on Monday in the alphabet order of their names in a ceremony that will end on Thursday.
The Traffic and Road Safety Act (Amendment) Bill 2021 seeking to introduce a license fee for motor vehicle owners payable annually has been rejected by Parliament.
Ministry of Health has started vaccinating Members of Parliament and its staff against COVID-19 virus. Clerk to Parliament, Jane Kibirige on Wednesday informed MPs and Parliamentary staff that the vaccination exercise will take place today, 25th March and Friday, 26th March.
Bukedea Woman MP Annet Anita Among has declared her bid for Deputy Speakership slot, raising stakes for the country’s 5th topmost position.
Members of Parliament have Tuesday paid tribute to fallen Pallisa Woman MP Faith Alupo.
Alupo,36, passed away at Mulago Hospital last week with her death being attributed to COVID-19 while others say she died of high blood pressure and diabetes.
Parliament Bus carrying 25 COVID-19 patients from Kitgum to Kampala has caught fire.
The Bus Reg No UG 0391 H reportedly caught fire at Koro along Gulu-kampala highway. Police fire brigade has already responded to the scene.
President Yoweri Museveni has said that the recent ugly incidences of violence that marred NRM Primaries have been caused by peoples’ greed to come to Parliament to enjoy ‘fat’ salaries.