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Up for consideration on Tuesday for the plenary were the Anti-Counterfeiting Goods Bill, 2015; the Biofuels Bill, 2016 with the “Age Limit Bill” included in business to follow.
The Anti-Counterfeiting Goods Bill was pushed to next week, as the trade minister said he was not ready to present it. Speaker Kadaga expressed disappointment as the bill was first introduced during the 9th Parliament.
On recent bribery allegations against Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa as raised by MPs Ssemujju Nganda, Karuhanga and Ssekikubo, Kadaga said she will look at all the documents on the bribery allegations and rule on how parliament should handle it.
Leader of opposition Winnie Kiiza made a statement supporting the Speaker’s steps to ensure security in parliament and charged that police have stopped opposition from consulting on the constitution amendment bill.
Earlier, DP president Norbert Mao was held by police as he prepared to lead an anti Age-Limit demonstration.
President Yoweri Museveni also met the NRM caucus to discuss strategy ahead of the the constitutional ammendment bill reading that is now expected to be on the order paper on Wednesday.