A report from the performance of Parliamentary committees has listed more than 100 lawmakers as perpetual absentees from meetings that were scheduled in Parliament between the month of July 2017 and May 2018, the second year of the tenth parliament.
At least 37 of these missed meetings scheduled all year through.
According to the report, there were 815 meetings split between Standing and Sectoral committees’ during the period under review. But a number of them were attended by a handful of members, a trend which slows legislative processes.
The rate of absenteeism was highest in the Committee on HIV/AIDS and Related Matters where at least eight members of the committee dodged all the ten meetings planned during the year. Other committees with a high absenteeism rate include Human Rights, Health, Public Accounts, Government Assurances and Rules, Discipline and Privileges.
Here some of the MPs who missed almost all the meetings throughout the second year of the 10th Parliament:
1.Sarah Babirye Kityo- National Youth MP
2.Moses Bilbad Adome- Jie County MP,
3.Sam Lyomoki- Workers MP
4.Peace Kusasira Mubiru -Mukono Woman MP
5.Caroline Birungi Nanyondo- Kyamuswa County MP
6. Julius Acon- Otuke County MP
7.Raphael Magyezi- Igara West MP
8.Annet Nyaketcho- Tororo North MP
9.Cosmas Elotu- Dakabela County MP
10.Godfrey Watenga Nabutanyi- Lutseshe County
11.Sylvia Rwabwogo – Kabarole Woman MP
12.Taban Amin- Kibanda North MP
13.Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu- Kyadondo East MP
14.Betty Awor Engola- Apac Woman MP
15.Catherine Lamwaka- Omoro Woman MP
16.Samuel Odonga Otto- Aruu County MP
17.Michael Kabaziguruka- Nakawa Division MP
18. Robinah Nabbanja- Kakumiro Woman MP
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