Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Soroti district woman MP suspended from parliamnet

 By Joseph Eigu Onyango
Soroti District Woman MP, Hon. Angeline Osege has been suspended from parliament.
This follows her open protest on the passing of The Public Order Management bill by parliament yesterday.
In the same sitting, Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah moved under rule 80 of naming and suspending a Member of Parliament and suspended Soroti Woman MP Angeline Osege from three sittings of the house.
 She is also barred from accessing parliamentary grounds and committee sittings of the house.
Uganda’s Parliament yesterday passed the Public Order Management Bill 2011 with the contentious clause 8 that indicates whoever wishes to hold a public rally or gathering in public premises must first seek police permission.
Several opposition politicians and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) had urged parliament not to pass the bill in its current form.
Opposition MPs attempted to challenge the passing of the bill by indicating how the house had two order papers to choose from.
One of the order papers members did not indicate that the Public Order Management Bill would be discussed.

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