Sorry we've been a little quiet. Parliamentary lull, which is about to come to an end. Latest news from SMUG:
The legislation that seeks to criminalise homosexuality is expected to be debated in the third session of the House. The committee on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs will table its report on the Anti-Gay Bill for the third reading before it is passed or rejected by the House. The Daily Monitor is reliably informed that the Committee completed its work and what is remaining is to get space on the order paper. The donors have threatened more aid cuts if Parliament passes the Bill but MPs have vowed to pass the Bill.
Legislators reconvene tomorrow to deal with a clogged agenda in the House. Top on the agenda will be the consideration of a controversial supplementary request in which the government is asking Parliament to approve an additional Shs46.9b needed to pay salary arrears for teachers, health workers and other public servants, who have not been paid for months...
A leaked report recommended that several officials be held responsible for their roles in the misuse of more than Shs50b meant for the Peace, Recovery and Development Plan project in northern Uganda and Karamoja sub region.
The legislation that seeks to criminalise homosexuality is expected to be debated in the third session of the House.
The anti-gay bill has long been seen as a distraction to help draw attention from Uganda's insidious corruption issues. Brace yourselves for a tough few weeks ahead.