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MPs to Get First Holiday Today

Parliament is going in recess today Thursday

Members of Parliament are going for a one month recess on Thursday, ed http://chernichovsky.com/wp-content/plugins/sitepress-multilingual-cms/menu/tag-menu.php the first one since they assumed office in May this year.

The sitting of the 10th Parliament started on May 19th with the election of the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker where Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga and Jacob Oulanyah were respectively put in the top legislative positions.

One of the first responsibilities were constituting the Appointment’s Committee that vetted the over 80 ministers and deputy ministers.

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Parliament rejected three ministers designated by President Yoweri Museveni on the grounds of questionable academic qualifications.

Harriet Ntabazi, story http://cfmasv.com/wp-content/themes/construct/lib/shortcodes/26-charts.php Orot Ismail and Adrian Tibaleka designated as state ministers for Industries, pharm Works and Elderly respectively failed to meet the requirements and their positions are still vacant to date.

The first controversial Bill to be handled was the Constitutional Amendment moved by Nakifuuma County MP, Robert Kafeero Ssekitoleko.

The legislator wanted the retirement age of judges of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court to be increased by five years.

He also wanted the restricted two terms of the Electoral Commission to be scrapped.

Speaker Kadaga threw out the Private Members Bill and asked the government to present extensive constitutional reforms.

The 10th Parliament fell under serious public scrutiny over reports of money for cars for MPs tagged at Shs 200m for each of the 433 members.

The public also blasted the planned Shs 68m for the burial of each MP in case he or she dies while still serving.

The Thursday’s sitting to send members for the recess is expected to be chaired by Oulanyah.

They are to report back on 14th November 2016.

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