Museveni to address parliament on Security situation in the country

Sam Ibanda Mugabi

Sam Ibanda Mugabi

, Politics

Parliament has officially confirmed and communicated to all members of parliament that President Museveni who is also the Commander in Chief of the armed forces will address the House on the state of security in the country, Wednesday this week.

The Assistant director in Charge of Communication at parliament Ranny Ismail told Nile Post that the decision has been as a result of the engagement between the president and the Speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga.

Also a communication from the presidency, confirmed that Museveni would be speaking to members of parliament over the same.

“HE the President will address a special sitting of Parliament on the security situation in the country. Wednesday June 20 at 9am,” a note from the presidency reads.

However, Legislators are divided on the much anticipated address of parliament by the President with those in the ruling party welcoming the move and those on the opposition describing it as un called for.

During the reading of the National budget for the fiscal financial year 2018/19, President Yoweri Museveni requested the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga to avail him time and address the House on the state of security in the Country.

This came as a result of the increasing kidnaps of both Women and children in the Country plus the recent murder of the Arua Municipality Mp Ibrahim Abiriga together with his body guard Saidi Bunga

If President Museveni addresses the House on Wednesday, this will be the first of its case in the 10th Parliament having a special sitting focusing on the state of the security in the Country and addressed by the president.

 

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