Justice Minister Withdraws Law Revisions instrument
By Melanie Aanyu,
Parliament has granted leave to the Ag. Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs to withdraw the Law Revision (Fines and other Financial Amounts in Criminal Matters) (Modification of Written Laws) Instrument 2021.
The minister, Wilson Muruli Mukasa moved the motion during a plenary sitting chaired by Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa.
The Statutory Instrument was laid on the Floor of the House by the Attorney General on 05 October 2021 which was referred by the Speaker to the Committee on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs for scrutiny.
Section 7(2) of the Law Revision (Fines and other Financial Amounts in Criminal Matters) 2008 empowers the minister to, with the approval of Parliament, modify any written law to give effect to the principals stated in the Act.
Muruli Mukasa said Parliament has amended or repealed various laws contained in the Statutory Act including the Fire Arms Act Cap 229, the Uganda Railways Corporation Act Cap 331, the Ferries Act Cap 355, the Inland Water Transport Control Act Cap 356, the Vessels Registration Act Cap 362 and the National Social Security Act Cap 222.
The amendment or repeal of these laws, he said, has made the Statutory Instrument redundant in certain aspects.