The Parliament week for 2019 is expected to kick off on Sunday with a charity walk led by Deputy Speaker, Jacob Oulanyah.
The annual event under the theme; ‘Championing Accountability to Improve Service Delivery’, is scheduled to run from January 13th 2019 to January 19th 2019.
Parliament is always open to the public during the week filled with various activities in a bid to bring the legislature closer to people.
According to a program released by the communications and public affairs office, on Sunday, 13 January 2019 there will be a fundraising walk aimed at raising funds for the construction of a Rehabilitation Centre for the Albino community in Uganda.
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 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 are also going to 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.