Parliament Promises to Consider Youth Views in Health Insurance

Butemba county MP Innocent Kamusiime Pentagon has assured all youth in the country that Parliament will be ready to listen to their views regarding the debate on health insurance provided they follow proper procedures.

Speaking at a Health Forum Kampala on Friday Kamusiime advised the youth to formally write to the Clerk of Parliament if they want to provide their input on any matter before Parliament.

Particularly on the ongoing debate on Health Insurance Bill which many intend to contribute towards, the MP asked youth to write to the Chairperson of Parliamentary committee on Health in time so that they can be granted opportunity to present their views.

“As soon as your letter is considered, you will be invited to appear before the committee and present views which will be put into consideration before the last reading of the Health insurance bill.”

He also asked the general public to not only oppose policies by Parliament but to spare time and present their views.

Speaking at the event, Dr. Olive Sentumbwe from World Health Organization (WHO) urged all Ugandans to join efforts in fighting drug abuse which has become a major threat to the youth in the country.

“Many of our young people who are in productive age have ended up with mental disorders as a result of drug abuse which has affected the economy of the country. It’s only through collective responsibility that we can address that challenge.”

In this one-day Adolescent Health Accountability round table on universal health coverage organized by Uganda youth Adolescents Health forum (UYAHF), various stakeholders presented views on how to improve on the wellbeing of the young generation.

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