Members of Parliament have asked the government to lay before the House, constitutional amendments that are required before the general elections in 2016.
The issue was raised by Dokolo Woman Representative, Hon. Cecilia Ogwal during Prime Minister’s Question Time during the Parliamentary sitting on Wednesday, 25th February, 2015.
Hon. Cecilia Ogwal said that Parliament through the Speaker had sought that these amendments are presented to the House since the beginning of this session in vain.
“Madam Speaker, you have asked for these amendments but the Executive does not seem to be bothered. Prime Minister, when are the constitutional amendments coming before the House”, she said.
The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga also weighed in and demanded that the Premier informs the Members about the introduction of these amendments.
“I have been asked you before about when you will present the amendments for First Reading,” the Speaker told the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister and Leader of Government Business, Rt. Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda said that Cabinet is in the final stages of handling the amendments but noted that the Attorney-General who is spearheading the process was out of the country.
“The Attorney General is leading a team which is in London handling the cases in the oil sector. Since he is the head of the sector on these reforms, it is right and prudent that we wait for his input before we come before the House”, Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda stated.