The legislators say in the new amendment, government should not first seek permission from Parliament to deploy its forces outside the country.
However, in Article 210 of the Constitution, deployment of troops outside Uganda can only happen after parliament’s approval.
In addition, Section 39 (3) of the UPDF Act also allows the deployment of the forces outside the country subject to Parliamentary approval.
Some MPs argue that the amendment should provide an avenue for government to only notify Parliament. This should be through the Defence and Internal Affairs Committee without debating the matter in the plenary. However, a section of opposition legislators said they will not support Bwanika’s proposal.
Government is today will officially inform Parliament about UPDF’s deployment in DR Congo, a week after Uganda and DRC launched offensives to flush out suspected ADF rebels.
UPDF went to DR Congo without the approval of Parliament and without its knowledge. This has been an issue in the house since last week. Today, however, a lot of questions will get answers since they are holding a formal communication.
- Uganda Is Willing To Work With DRC To Defeat ADF Rebels; President Museveni
- UPDF In Congo Is Double-Edged Sword – Mugisha Muntu
- Parliament Should Unite And Tell President And His Wife They Don’t Own Uganda, Kabuleeta
Please use the button below to contribute to Newslex Point, Inc. using a credit card or via PayPal.