Functions of Parliament

The functions of the Parliament of Uganda are:

  1. To pass laws for the good governance of Uganda.

  2. To provide, by giving legislative sanctions taxation and acquisition of loans, the means of carrying out the work of Government.

  3. To scrutinise Government policy and administration through the following:

      1. pre-legislative scrutiny of bills referred to the Parliamentary committees by Parliament

      2. scrutinising of the various objects of expenditure and the sums to be spent on each

      3. assuring transparency and accountability in the application of public funds

      4. monitoring the implementation of Government programmes and projects

  4. To debate matters of topical interest usually highlighted in the President's State of the Nation address.

  5. To vet the appointment of persons nominated by the President under the Constitution or any other enactment..


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