By Denis Nadduli Jr.

Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU)  a registered Ugandan consortium of civil society organizations also  a lead player in advocacy for electoral reforms, monitoring electoral processes and executing innovative voter education campaigns has objected to the increase of members of parliament,.

Charity. Kalebbo. Ahimbisibwe, the Communication Specialist of the Citizen’s Elections Observers’ Network in Uganda, Intimate to innerman radio that the complexity of parliament remains a paradox as most of the members besides availing their presence  and signing allowances at the expense of the tax payers money, have not yielded any good.

She adds that most policies passed in parliament are done by a few members yet majority find it hard to interpret matters  on the floor of parliament.

Charity. Kalebbo. Ahimbisibwe

Earlier Parliament  amidst protest from Opposition MPs, passed a motion providing for the creation of 46 new counties, bringing the total number of constituencies to 353.

The Minister of Local Government, Hon. Raphael Magyezi, said that although his ministry tabled 15 new counties before Parliament on the 30th of June, 2020, there has been increased demand from the population through their district councils compelling the Cabinet to create additional 31 counties.

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