By Spy Uganda
President Yoweri Museveni is scheduled to address Parliament next week, Speaker Anita Among has revealed.
This comes at a time when parliament is sunk is a couple of scandals among them including the NSSF saga and misuse of Karamoja relief items by several cabinet ministers.
In her communication during the plenary sitting on Thursday, 09 March 2023, Among said that the President will address the House on Thursday, 16 March 2023 at 2.00 pm.
“He [President] will address the House on matters of national importance concerning the country and I urge you [MPs] to be in the House to hear what the President will say on what we can do to change our economy and society,” Among said.
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.
During the 03 March 2022 plenary sitting, Bukooli County Member of Parliament, Hon. Solomon Silwany raised a procedural point seeking a response from the government on when the President would address Parliament on matters of national importance.