Parliament commission has called off Thursday’s plenary session as legislators went for a training workshop by the Parliament’s Savings and Credit Cooperative Organizations (SACCO).
Plenary was pushed to 3rd December, although several items including the debate on the 1.7 trillion loan for oil roads, issues of human and wildlife conflict and motions to alter administrative boundaries of districts to cater for the new cities, were lined up for debate this afternoon.
At least 70% legislators and staff of Parliament save in the Parliamentary SACCO.
A communication sent to members of Parliament and the public indicated that although the Speaker adjourned the house to Thursday today, the sitting has been rescheduled to Tuesday 3rd December to allow the MPs and staff attend their SACCO training.
“Please note that the plenary sitting meant for today, Thursday, 28th Nov. 2019 has been rescheduled to Tuesday, 3rd December 2019 to enable MPs and staff attend Parliamentary SACCO training workshop” it reads.
During the workshop, MPs and staff will receive training on financial matters and savings among others.
However, the cancellation of plenary did not go down well with Masaka Municipality MP Mathias Mpuuga who claims he had an issue to present in the floor of the house.
“I am one person who hates those postponement because it then affects the business of the house, but I cannot comment on the reason, because I only received the postponement message but am yet to know exactly why plenary was cancelled” Mpuuga said.