President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, will on March 16, 2023 at Kololo Independence Ground, address the Parliament of Uganda.
The proceedings will be broadcasted live on all radios, TV stations and digital platforms, according to a statement from the Presidential Press Unit (PPU).
The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, has also urged MPs to be present during the address to hear what the President has to say, and plans to change Uganda’s economy and society.
This comes at a time when Parliament has censured the Junior Minister for Lands, Persis Namuganza, over what it described as contempt of parliament.
Last week, the Select Committee of Parliament that investigated the alleged mismanagement of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), also recommended that the Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Betty Amongi should resign with immediate effect.
This was contained in the committee report presented by the Chairperson, Hon. Mwine Mpaka in a House chaired by Speaker, Anita Among on Wednesday, 01 March 2022.
The committee recommended that Amongi resigns in public interest on account of abuse of office, following her Shs6 billion request from the fund for alleged expansion of the fund.
“The actions of the Minister in directing Shs6 billion to be availed to her ministry, being a supervisor of NSSF without any law empowering her to do so and knowing that ministry activities are financed through appropriation, did an act which is prejudicial to savers funds and the just administration of NSSF,” Mwine Mpaka said.
The report added that President Museveni should take keen interest in the conduct of the minister.
However, Amongi vowed that she will not resign as she acted in the interest of the savers.
Article 101(2) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda stipulates that the President may, also, in consultation with the Speaker, address Parliament from time to time, on any matter of national importance.
Pursuant to this article, the President last addressed the House on 20 June 2018 on the state of security in the country.
Members of Parliament have on several occasions sought to meet the President on matters of national interest including the security situation in the country.
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