Executive absconds from parliament proceedings

A parliament session flops after the executive absconded from proceedings to attend a 2 day retreat at Munyonyo Resort Hotel without notifying the office of the speaker.

The absence of Cabinet Minister in parliament happens just a day after Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga warned new Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda that govt sloppiness was bogging down parliamentary business and affecting the institutions reputation and the integrity of MPs.

The Cabinet, permanent secretaries and selected technocrats are undergoing a two day retreat in Munyonyo to discuss and strategize on the National Development Plan phase II.

Kadaga who received a letter of notification from the 3rd Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Service Henry Kajura about the Minister’s absence, says it is painful that the executive continues to hold parliament in contempt.

Kadaga, supported by several MPs like Chief Whip Cecilia Ogwal, Alice Alaso, Paul Mwiru and Julius Junjura demand that the Executive respects Parliament and look at it as a partner in governance.

Story by 

Kenneth Lukwago

October 02 2014