We want parliament recalled- Opposition MPs
Written by Caroline Katusiime on July 1, 2021
The Shadow cabinet has asked the Speaker of Parliament to resume sittings of plenary so that the emergencies of COVID-19 and interventions towards it can be debated by Parliament.
Parliament is supposed to be under a two-week lockdown as a precaution against the COVID-19 Pandemic, however while address journalists recently, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament Annet Anita Among said Parliament was not in recess and can be recalled anytime.
She says it’s only the building that is under lockdown, but Parliament can sit even at Kololo Airstrip.
Now 14 opposition MPs say that the COVID-19 intervention including proposals to give vulnerable Ugandans in cities and municipalities cash relief is a mess, and MPs need to debate how the selection of beneficiaries were made, and the amount being proposed among others.