Ugandas legislators led by Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, rallied other legislators in different geopolitical groups to support the motion, which could allow the Assembly to amend different issues in the committee report that had already been adopted by a smaller group of pro-gay supporters.
IPU-IGAD seeks to promote unity and strengthen ties of cooperation among IGAD member states of parliament, promote peace, security, stability within the IGAD sub-region, promote good governance, transparency, rule of law within IGAD member states among others.
IPUs Women in Parliament 2015: the Year in Review released this evening ahead of International Womens Day on 8 March, shows that for the second year in a row, the number of women Members of Parliament MPs across the world rose by a worryingly low 0.5 percentage point. Women now account for 22.6 per cent of the worlds MPs.
Local service provider Escalade Solutions Uganda Limited has sued the Parliamentary Commission seeking to recover over 146 million shillings in connection to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) conference held in Kampala.
Some legislators are quietly complaining as they enter the second week without getting their salaries. Both MPs and staff of the Parliamentary Commission, who receive their salaries on the 15th day of every month, are yet to get paid for this month.
The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga on Thursday vowed to keep a closer eye on all procurements and expenditures for the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) conference scheduled for March next year in Uganda.