Over 70 Bills have been passed by Parliament, raising concerns.

The eleventh Parliament has successfully passed over 70 bills into law within two and a half years of its establishment.

Despite the progress made, concerns have been raised regarding the prioritization of non-issues and controversial amendments.

Government Chief Whip Hamson Obua acknowledges the productive legislative output but expresses frustration over the focus on non-essential matters.

“All acts are in line with the demands of the public to which our service as government is directed”. he said

The controversial amendment in bail application, despite being rejected by the majority in their Caucus, continues to be a source of criticism both within and outside the government.

The opposition, while actively participating in parliamentary roles, expresses concern about the government’s appropriation of bills that were previously under their jurisdiction.

The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, Joel Ssenyonyi, highlighted the stagnation of their bills since the government took control, calling for immediate action.

“A number of our bills have stagnated ever since government took them over for consolidation. We call for expediting”. he said.

Notable pieces of legislation include the Anti-Homosexuality Act, the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Control Act, the Uganda Human Organ and Transplant Bill, and the Traffic and Road Safety Act.

These laws reflect the wide range of issues addressed by Parliament.

Despite these accomplishments, challenges remain, and the parliament recognizes the ongoing work ahead.

Both the government and the opposition emphasize their commitment to serving the public interest and ensuring good governance.

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