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Kadaga Toughens On Committee Deadlines

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“Honourable Members as you may be aware there is still some pending business before the Committees. I will be enforcing the 45 day rule for bills referred to all Committees,” the Speaker told Members.


Hon. Kadaga also announced a ban on travel out of Kampala for Committees of Parliament, rescheduling these filed visits to weekends.


She rallied Members of Parliament to work tirelessly to ensure that all pending business is completed during the third session that ends in May next year.


“The Third session is a very defining one for the Ninth Parliament. We need to do a lot of work. The fourth year will have many interruptions,” Speaker Kadaga noted.


The Prime Minister and Leader of Government Business Hon. Amama Mbabazi hailed the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Parliament for steering the Ninth Parliament during the last three years.

“I wish to thank our Speaker and Deputy Speaker for a job well done. I think it’s not easy to lead a vibrant Parliament like ours. They have demonstrated the capacity to perform the job of steering Parliament,” the Prime Minister noted.

He reminded Parliamentarians of the workload that is before the House halfway through their term in office.

“The people of Uganda entrusted us with the job of promoting and protecting democracy. We have done a lot but we still need to account to the electorate. I appeal to Members to uphold the spirit of civility and humility they have demonstrated during House debates,” Hon. Mbabazi added.

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