Nankabirwa: Minisiters have failed Parliamentary business

The government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa is threatening to publish a list of the worst performing ministers whom she said have affected government’s performance in Parliament.

According to Nankabirwa, government’s performance during this outgoing session of the 10th Parliament has been below given that out of the 80 Bills that government had planned to table, only 12 have been processed.

“Most of the planned Bills have not been worked on because ministers submit Bills whose principles have not been agreed upon and passed by cabinet,” Nankabirwa said.

She was on Wednesday morning addressing journalists to give them an update on the performance of the NRM group in Parliament over the past 12 months.

“In the new session, I will not submit Bills whose principles have not been passed,” she said.
Of the 12 Bills that were tabled, at least two Bills – the Anti-Counterfeit and People With Disabilities (PWD) Bills were withdrawn because the ministers hadn’t consulted widely.

Government also decided to “strategically” shelve the Constitutional Amendment Bill on Land after it received wide opposition across the country.

“We strategically decided to keep it away and deal with other issues. We benchmarked, and when you take into account the issues raised by the (population), we decided to first harmonise the issues,” Nankabirwa said.