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Vol. 4 Issue No. 3   Monday June 21, 2010 - Friday June 25, 2010

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Plenary

MOVERSUBJECTBRIEF ABOUT SUBJECTACTION
June 22, 2010
Hon. Ahabwe Pereza,State Minister for Local GovernmentBills second Reading, The Local Governments Amendment Bill,2009The bill amends the Local Government Act to take account of judgments of the constitutional court, bring to the Local Government Act into conformity with the constitution. It provides for clarity on the duties of the Clerk to council, discipline and removal of CAOs and Town Clerks, bans local government officers from conducting elections organized by the Electoral Commission, provides qualifications for persons appointed as Resident District Commissioner, and the payment of honoraria to village, parish and ward chairpersons.Bill considered and passed by Parliament on third reading
June 23, 2010
Hon.Mbaguta Seezi;Minister for Public ServiceBills Second Reading, The Emoluments and benefits of the President, Vice President and Prime Minister bill 2009The bill provides for the salaries, allowances and retirement benefits for the President, Vice President and Prime Minister. It also caters for benefits to their surviving spouses and children in case of death while in office.Bill considered and passed by Parliament on Third reading
Hon.Asiimwe Brian, Chairperson Committee on Social ServicesReport of the sessional Committee on Social Services on the Government White Paper on the Report of the Visitation Committee to Public UniversitiesA report by the committee cites gross mismanagement of internally generated funds at Makerere University and other public institutions of Higher learning in the country. Mps proposed the introduction by government of fees ceilings in Public Universities to control the upward adjustment of tuition fees that deprives prospective students the opportunity to enroll for university education.Debate on the report deferred
June 24, 2010
Hon.Amama Mbabazi, Minister for SecurityBills second Reading, Interception of Communications Bill (2007)The bill seeks to provide for the issuance of warrants for interception of communications. The Parliamentary Committee on ICT recommended that Judges of the High Court be empowered to issue the warrants and not the minister for security as proposed in the bill. The bill among others also provides for the establishment of a monitoring center for the interception of communications Debate and Consideration of the bill deferred to next week

Committees

COMMITTEESUBJECT/BRIEFPERSONS MET (WITNESSES)
June 21, 2010
Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State EnterprisesInvestigations into financial misconduct at the National Social Security FundOfficials from National Social Security Fund and former bosses Mr. David Chandi Jamwa and Prof. Mondo Kagonyera
June 24, 2010
Committee on Foreign AffairsPreparation for the African Union SummitOfficials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs presented a Ushs.12 billion budget for the African Union Summit.
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