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Rukutana presents Constitution Amendment Bill to parliament

Deputy Attorney General of Uganda Mwesigwa Rukutana has today read Bill 13, The Constitution Amendment Bill 2017,  that proposes acquisition of public land upon compensation.

It was presented by Rukutana “for the first reading” and Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, according to the rules of procedure, committed the bill to the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs  before the second and third readings.

According to Parliament Watch,  the ob­ject of the bill is to amend ar­ti­cle 26 of the con­sti­tu­tion in ac­cor­dance with Ar­ti­cles 259 and 262 of the con­sti­tu­tion.

Parliament Watch added that the pur­pose of the bill is to re­solve the cur­rent prob­lem of de­layed im­ple­men­ta­tion of Gov­ern­ment in­fra­struc­ture and in­vest­ment pro­jects due to dis­putes aris­ing out of the com­pul­sory land ac­qui­si­tion process.

“The prob­lem of de­layed Gov­ern­ment pro­jects has caused sig­nif­i­cant fi­nan­cial loss to the Gov­ern­ment amount­ing to mil­lions of dol­lars in penal­ties paid to road con­trac­tors for re­dun­dant ma­chin­ery at con­struc­tion or pro­ject sites as the courts at­tempt to re­solve the dis­putes, most of which re­late to the quan­tum of com­pen­sa­tion.”

THE BILL

Bill 13 – Uganda Constitutional Amendment Bill 2017 by The Independent Magazine on Scribd

 

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