Bill Progress

Object of the Bill

The object of this Bill is-----
(a) to make clear that references to District Council and other local government institutions are references to those institutions as they exist under the Local Government Act, 1997 (Act No. 1 of 1997);
(b) to redesignate lower movement organs as conferences instead of committees;
(c) to make sure that Chairpersons of District Movement Conferences should be members of the National Conference;
(d) to replace subsection (3) of section 12 of the principal Act to make clear that in the case of the first meeting of the National Executive Committee, the Chairperson is not obliged to give the minimum fourteen days’ notice;
(e) to amend section 13 (13) of the principal Act to make clear that the number of the staff at the Movement Secretariat is to be determined by the National Executive Committee but that the appointment of the staff shall be made by the National Political Commissar with the approval of the National Executive Committee;
(f) to repeal subsection (3) of section 23 as being redundant. The provision states that the Chairperson of the village movement conference is to be a member of the parish council. The Chairperson is already an automatic member by virtue of the provisions of the Local Governments Act, 1997 and
(g) to introduce a new section 26A to require that the election of chairpersons of lower movement organs shall be by lining up behind the candidates.

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Sponsored By Hon. Emmanuel Kirenga (Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs)

Committee: The Committee on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs



First Reading/Committee

The bill is still at First Reading, and the first stage of a bill is a passage through the floor of parliament. This stage is usually a formality, primarily focusing on introducing the Bill to the Parliament. It takes place without debate, and the first reading of a Bill can occur anytime in a parliamentary session. The significance of this stage lies in the fact that it marks the formal introduction of the Bill to the Parliament, setting the stage for further discussions and debates.


Second Reading

The Bill has now progressed to the Second Reading, a stage that offers the first opportunity for MPs to engage in a democratic debate on the main principles of the Bill. This stage, which usually takes up to 45 days after the first reading, allows for thorough discussion and ensures that all voices are heard. Once the second reading is complete, the Bill moves to the committee stage, where each clause and any amendments to the Bill may be debated, further highlighting the democratic nature of the process.



Third Reading


Presentation/Waiting Assent



Assented by President


Bill passed on 01/01/1970

Bill Withdrawn on 01/01/1970

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