Makindye East MP John Ssibwa on tuesday moved a motion asking for leave of house to introduce a private member’s bill. The bill he seeks to introduce is about corruption. The legislator with his colleagues want corruption perpetuators highly punished with life imprisonment and their property confiscated.
He moved the motion and the speaker took a vote on it despite objections from some members who said they needed to first see the draft of the proposed bill.
The member will now have to table the bill, the bill will then be referred to the appropriate committee and then brought back to parliament for the second reading.
But Kajara MP Steven Tashobya doubts the bill will be successful. He predicts that government might ask to take it over and frustrate it. He says the movers might give the bill up because they can’t fund it.
Another MP reminded the movers that the problem in this country has never been absence of laws but lack of enforcement cautioning that the bill might not achieve its purpose even when it is passed.
written by Louis Vuitton Bags, August 18, 2012