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Uganda Opposition Push for Reduction of MPs

buy http://comeduraredipiu.com/wp-content/plugins/thrive-leads/editor-templates/shortcode/44_set_vms_step1.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>The party president, more about Dr Abed Bwanika told journalists in Kampala on Thursday that government should consider forming a senate with 2 representatives from each of the 15 regions that formed Uganda in 1962

Bwanika said these 30 members will ensure that all Ugandans’ views are tabled hence fostering equal allocation and distribution of resources.

He, however noted that the PDP is in support of the suggestion by the Deputy Speaker, Jacob Oulanya of having the number of MPs reduced so as to ensure relevance and proper service delivery.

Oulanya recently said the 380 MPs in the House are a burden on the tax payer and that majority of lawmakers do not carry out research so as to debate from an informed point of view.

Bwanika said MPs in Parliament no longer have space and time to have their views expressed to the maximum hence rendering many ineffective.

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“This is the same case with councilors; Kampala has got 262 councilors representing only 3m people, this is wastage of tax payers’ money,” he noted.

“MPs should be elected basing on the number of people represented and not the number of districts and constituencies in the country; an MP should represent 250,000 Ugandans and we will only come up with 140 constituencies hence reducing on the number of MPs.”

He added that Women MPs should represent a total of 250 sub counties after having come combined together and this will bring to a total of only 41 women MPs in parliament.

Bwanika further called for a mandatory training to all Members of Parliament in research.

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