The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga announced the death of the legislator during plenary, saying she had succumbed to COVID-19. The speaker, who led legislators to hold a moment of silence for their colleague, said she would defer the norm of holding a special session for the deceased up to a time when the situation allows.
The reservations come at the backdrop of accusations that many of the legislators in the Ugandan parliament do not read extensivly or research, before contributing to the debate in patliament. As a result, disvussions are based on hearsay and are often less factual.
The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) on Wednesday told the committee that M/S Nalongo Estates, a company owned by Kampala Businessman Sarah Kizito is holding the land for the project to pending a Memorandum of Understanding with KCCA.
The chairperson of the committee Jacob Opolot observed that the children cannot study unsupervised through radio and television lessons and the majority of learners are faced with a strange language and approach that renders them unable to benefit from the lessons.
Despite having not received a report to confirm cause of death from the health ministry the assistant director for communication and public affairs at Parliament Helen Kaweesa says Pariament will proceed with its program of a special sitting next week until advised otherwise by the health ministry.
The Tuesday afternoon meeting that was attended by Finance Minister, Matia Kasaija, was summoned by Kadaga over the controversy of the regarding Bridges that are supposed to run from Kayunga to Kuva Island and another from Kuva Island to Kamuli side. The speaker has severally demanded for answers from the Finance Ministry why the works on the Bridges have stalled.
Hon. Okabe says the recent NRM primaries and campaigns which were characterized by large crowds including school-going children with no respect for COVID-19 preventive guidelines is going to lead to a massive spike in infections.
Jacob Oboth says Justice Owiny-Dollo deserves the office since he stands for the independence of the judiciary, welfare of the judicial officers and the rule of law. However James Acidri says he has reservations about Justice Owiny-Dollo’s pronouncements especially the age limit ruling.