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Uganda’s Parliament In Charity Week

Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah is expected to grace the official kick off of parliament week as legislator engage in charity walk on Sunday.

Themed; ‘Championing Accountability to Improve Service Delivery’, the week-long event is scheduled to run from January 13th 2019 to January 19th 2019.

Helen Kaweesa communication and public affairs says on Sunday, 13 January there will be a fundraising walk aimed at raising funds for the construction of a Rehabilitation Centre for the Albino community in Uganda.

Officials say event will be open to the public during the week filled with various activities in a bid to bring the legislature closer to people.

She also said on Monday 14 January, Parliament will host an Ecumenical thanksgiving service to officially mark the start of the Parliament Week  at 7:30am.

“During the Week, there will also be a Corporate Social Responsibility drive to raise funds to buy trees. Last year, funds were raised to replant Mt. Moroto forest in Moroto District. A new planting area will be selected this year with guidance from the National Forestry Authority,”Helen Kaweesa said.

Meanwhile all the legislative body departments are expected hold exhibitions showcasing their respective activities and responsibilities in the august house.

On Wednesday the legislative body shall hold a panel discussion with Local Government Leaders from across the country to dissect the challenges of service delivery at the grassroots.

The dialogue is aimed at establishing key areas that require urgent Parliament attention in a bid to improve service delivery at the local government level.

On Friday selected members of the public will be allowed to hold a debate in the Parliament Chamber. The public will again have an opportunity to select their ‘Speaker of Parliament’. The topic for debate will be selected to rhyme with the theme of the Parliament week.

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