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Tayebwa wants Police, Prisons Representation in Parliament

By Melanie Aanyu,

Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr Thomas Tayebwa has asked the government to think about the need to push for the representation of the Uganda Police Force and Uganda Prisons Service in the legislative assembly, as it is with their counterparts, the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF).

Mr Tayebwa reasoned that this will enable the two forces to have a voice in Parliament and therefore table their issues just like it is for the UPDF.

Mr. Tayebwa’s message was made in his opening communication in yesterday’s plenary session as he commented on the misconduct of the UPDF officer, Private Derrick Tumwine who confronted and harassed a traffic officer near Mukwano Mall in Kampala.

In the same breath, the Deputy Speaker promised to seek an audience with the President so that a clear understanding can be established as to why the Police and Prisons forces have no representation in Parliament.