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MPs Go for Holidays

10th Parliament in session

Members of Parliament Wednesday departed for the first holiday since the opening of the second session of the 10th Parliament in June this year.

Deputy Speaker, Jacob Oulanyah who chaired the house adjourned plenary proceedings indefinitely.

He however, tasked the members of the Executive and responsible individuals to handle four matters that were raised on the floor of Parliament,where action is needed.

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The pending issues include admission of Gulu University students to Law Development Centre and children suffering from nodding disease raised by Kitgum municipality MP Beatrice Anywar.

Oulanyah also recommended that the government should avail funds for the upcoming East African sports event in Gulu town scheduled to start on August 17th 2017.

The minister of Defense and Veterans Affairs, Adolf Mwesigye is also supposed to prepare a statement on UPDF soldiers killed in an Al-Shabaab attack in Somalia.

There is however going to be a special sitting tomorrow afternoon to pay tribute to former Uganda People’s Congress National Chairman Maj. Edward Rurangaranga.

The late served as a state minister for local government during from 1981 to 1985 during the second Apollo Militon Obote government.

It is reported that the 87 year old collapsed and died Sunday at his home in Sheema district.

Lira Municipality MP Jimmy Akena who presides over a faction allied to him says that Rurangara played a big role in the formation, leadership and survival of the Uganda People’s Congress since its inception in 1960 from a merger of two parties.

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