The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah on Sunday morning flagged off the 3rd Parliament week.
The 2019 Parliament Week under the theme; ‘Championing Accountability to Improve Service Delivery’, started with a charity walk led by Oulanyah.
The walk graced by Uganda Prisons Service band, is aimed at raising funds for the construction of Rehabilitation Center for Albino Community in Uganda.
Parliament is expected to be open to the public on Monday morning for the event characterized with numerous activities geared towards bringing the legislature closer to people who elected them.
Other events to follow
On Monday 14 January, 2019 Parliament will host an Ecumenical thanksgiving service to officially mark the start of the Parliament Week at 7:30am.
Meanwhile, all the Parliament departments are expected to hold exhibitions showcasing their respective activities and responsibilities in the August House. The exhibition is to run from Monday to Friday next week.
Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies will also participate in the Parliament Week exhibition to showcase services they provide to the public.
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.
The public will also interact with their elected legislators and jointly tour Parliament building.
On Wednesday, Parliament 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.