MPs Reflect on First Session of 11th Parliament
By Rosette Nandutu,
Members of Parliament have heaped praises upon themselves for distinguished work accomplished following the expiry of the first session of the 11th Parliament on Friday.
The first session of the August House commenced on May 24th, 2021 under the late former Speaker of parliament, Jacob Oulanyah who succumbed to cancer on March 20th, 2022 after presiding over Parliament for only nine months.
On Friday, Among prorogued Parliament and took stock of the tasks undertaken by the lawmakers in the period under review.
She explained that during the course of the year, the House conducted 100 sittings from which they administered 555 oaths, passed 24 bills, made 62 resolutions, and endorsed two borrowings.
Prof. Joel Oloka Onyango, a Law Don at Makerere University hailed the Committees of the 11th Parliament such as Trade, Tourism, and Industries; Commissions, Statutory Authorities, and State Enterprises – COSASE for the vigorous probes into the irregularities of the Naguru-Nakawa land, Uganda Land Commission,among others.
Prof. Oloka observes that Parliamentarians must continue such probes but must ensure their resolutions are implemented so as to hold public officers and errant private individuals who squander public resources accountable.