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Tag Pay on MPs’ Attendance, says Kadaga

Kadaga meeting the Zimbabwe National Assembly legislators at her office in Kampala this week

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Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II used Mulondo’s prized Lincoln Town brand car during his wedding to Nnabagereka Sylvia Nagginda Luswata on 27 August 1999.

Buganda kingdom said in a statement seen by ChimpReports that, http://centruldedic.ro/wp-includes/class-json.php “Since the day Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi 11 chose to use his car on his wedding to Nnabagereka Sylvia Nagginda Luswata, Mulondo removed the seat on which his king sat.”

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Mulondo has been bedevilled by a myriad of diseases including diabetes, pressure, stiff legs, among others.

In 2013, Mulondo was put under the special care of a full-time nurse at his home in Ntebettebe, Bweyogerere. At the time of his death, Mulondo has lost memory.

The car Kabaka Mutebi used on his wedding day belonged to the late Mulondo

The car Kabaka Mutebi used on his wedding day belonged to the late Mulondo

Relatives said Mulondo’s death wish was that nobody should ever occupy the back seat of the car which the Kabaka used on his wedding day.

The car, according to the deceased’s rules, would be washed only once a month. It was used by Mulondo to attend only high profile functions.

Once in a while, Mulondo would use the same car to attend church service.

Preparations for the deceased’s burial are now underway.
The Parliamentary Commission should revert to the previous system of payment based on Members’ attendance, order http://coloradofinearts.org/wp-content/themes/coloradofinearts/include/plugin/layerslider/style_editor.php the Speaker of Parliament, search Hon. Rebecca Kadaga has said.

“One mistake we made was to consolidate pay. We need to go back to the old system such that Members feel the pinch (when they do not attend sittings), purchase ” said Hon. Kadaga, according to a brief from her office.

Kadaga, who was this week meeting a delegation of visiting Zimbabwe National Assembly legislators led by their Speaker, Hon. Jacob Francis Mudenda, said the system of tagging members’ pay to attendance had succeeded in Israel.

The Zimbabwean legislators are visiting Parliament of Uganda to benchmark the operations of the Parliamentary Commission, the Office of the Speaker, Relations between Parliament and the Executive, the Committee System, Conditions of Service for Presiding Officers, Members, and Staff of Parliament among others.

Members’ emoluments including sitting allowances, fuel and subsistence was consolidated into one lump sum during the 6th Parliament. Originally sitting allowance for committees and plenary was paid according to the number of sessions a member had attended.

She explained that sometimes “MPs withdraw their labour from the House to deny us quorum” like it happened last week with a walk out by Opposition MPs during the consideration of the Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Bill, 2015.

The Speaker said she has received several petitions requesting for recall of Members but could not act on them because the Constitutional provision on MPs’ recall is only applicable during the Movement system of government.

“I have many petitions (on MPs’ recall). We should have the courage to amend the law on recalling members,” she said.

Speaker Hon. Jacob Mudenda said attendance in the Zimbabwe National Assembly is better on Tuesday and Wednesday but falls as members leave for their constituencies on Thursday.

He however said that their practice of publishing the previous days’ attendance register on the day’s Order Paper, which Hon. Kadaga said Uganda should copy, was helping boost numbers.

The Parliamentary Commission should revert to the previous system of payment based on Members’ attendance, the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga has said.

“One mistake we made was to consolidate pay. We need to go back to the old system such that Members feel the pinch (when they do not attend sittings),” said Rt. Hon. Kadaga.

Kadaga, who was meeting a delegation of visiting Zimbabwe National Assembly legislators led by their Speaker, Hon. Jacob Francis Mudenda, said the system of tagging members’ pay to attendance had succeeded in Israel.

The Zimbabwean legislators are visiting Parliament of Uganda to benchmark the operations of the Parliamentary Commission, the Office of the Speaker, Relations between Parliament and the Executive, the Committee System, Conditions of Service for Presiding Officers, Members, and Staff of Parliament among others.

Members’ emoluments including sitting allowances, fuel and subsistence was consolidated into one lump sum during the 6th Parliament. Originally sitting allowance for committees and plenary was paid according to the number of sessions a member had attended.

She explained that sometimes “MPs withdraw their labour from the House to deny us quorum” like it happened last week with a walk out by Opposition MPs during the consideration of the Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Bill, 2015.

The Speaker said she has received several petitions requesting for recall of Members but could not act on them because the Constitutional provision on MPs’ recall is only applicable during the Movement system of government.

“I have many petitions (on MPs’ recall). We should have the courage to amend the law on recalling members,” she said.

Speaker Hon. Jacob Mudenda said attendance in the Zimbabwe National Assembly is better on Tuesday and Wednesday but falls as members leave for their constituencies on Thursday.

He however said that their practice of publishing the previous days’ attendance register on the day’s Order Paper, which Hon. Kadaga said Uganda should copy, was helping boost numbers.

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