Parliament to Resume Business

By Joanita Mbabazi

Parliament will resume business in the plenary next Tuesday,the 9th of January 2018.

The next plenary sessions comes after the country witnessing legislators exchanging bitterly on the controversial age limit bill which has finally been assented to by the president.

However the business to be handled remains unknown but usually handling the National Budget takes center stage at the beginning of the year thus the National Budget for the Financial Year 2018/2019 is expected to be handled.

MPs are also expected to scrutinize the Biotechnology and Bio safety Bill that President Yoweri Museveni reverted to MPs for further consideration.

The Clerk to Parliament, Mrs Jane L. Kibirige, has communicated resumption of plenary to MPs, marking the end of the Christmas and New Year recess, which started on 20th December 2017 following the passing of the Constitution Amendment Act 2017, which among others lifted the upper age limit for presidential candidates. The President has since assented to the Act.

Parliament’s Director of Communication and Public Affairs, Chris Obore, confirmed the development, but added that the Order Paper will be decided upon by the Business Committee chaired by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga.

“The Clerk has communicated to MPs and staff that the House will resume on Tuesday 9th January 2018,” said Mr Obore.

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