Breaking News: Parliament Suspends Marriage And Divorce Bill

sales geneva;”>In an exclusive interview with Chimpreports, about it ASP Rodgers Mwijuka, the Deputy Operations Fire Brigade headquarters in Kampala said they reported only three big cases involving fire.

Mwijuka noted the first case was at Namanve where one of the machines at Crestank industries developed a mechanical problem and was burnt down.

“A furniture showroom was burnt down in Nansana and property worth of millions was destroyed,” he added.

He also said fire gutted and burnt part of a ware house in Kawempe but the police fire brigade was able to reach at the scene before all the property could be burnt.


“However, on a sad note the Police Fire Brigade managed to retrieve three dead bodies from different parts of the country,” noted Mwijuka.

“We retrieved the body of a male adult from Nakivubo channel and that of a newly born child that had been dumped in a pit latrine and also a body of a male adult who had drowned in a valley dam while hunting in Kiruhuura district,’’ added Mwijuka.

He attributed the reduction in fire incidents to massive public sensitization campaigns.

“We have put a fire prevention officer in every division and this has reduced the fire cases,” said Mwijuka.

He, however, called upon the public to be more vigilant and cautious towards fire.

“People should supervise the electric appliances when in use and should unplug those that are not in use for cases of safety,” warned Mwijuka.

decease geneva;”>Meanwhile Members of Parliament who were recently sent by the Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga on a two weeks recess to consult their constituents about the Bill have resumed the debate, however, many say their constituents are opposed to the bill.

During the session, Rebecca Kadaga denied knowledge of giving shs 5m to MPs before travelling to their constituencies to consult about the Bill. She said she was not aware the Parliament Commission had approved of that money and requested for more consultations.

This Marriage and Divorce Bill seeks to reform and consolidate the law relating to marriage and divorce, to provide for the types of recognized marriages as well as marital rights and duties.

Parliamentarians, religious leaders and the public have raised various issues concerning the contents of the proposed Domestic Relations Bill. As many of the MPs opposed to the bill during the session today, others said their constituents requested amendments to the controversial sections

On Easter Sunday during a church service at Rwera Catholic Parish in Rwikiniro Sub-Country in Ntugamo district, President Museveni called for calm from all the people of Uganda as Members of Parliament continue consulting their electorate on the proposed Domestic Relations Bill.

Museveni had earlier on noted that if the Bill is not well researched and debated to cater for the wishes, cultural norms and aspirations as well as the rights of all citizens, it will not be passed into law

He even assured the people of Uganda that as long as long as the National Resistance Movement (NRM) and himself are still in charge of the affairs of the country, a bad , harsh or even insensitive law that tramples the fundamental human rights of citizens or affects their harmonious co-existence, will never be allowed.

He assured the people of Uganda that if proposed Bill comes up for debate when it still contains clauses that anti-citizens, the National Resistance Movement will oppose it.

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