The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has allowed individual members of parliament to present lists of missing people from their constituencies.
Kadaga made the decision after the Internal Affairs Minister; Gen. Jeje Odongo failed to show up to present the list of people in state custody following their abduction by security operatives as directed by the speaker on February 24th, 2021.
Kalungu West MP, Joseph Ssewungu raised a procedural matter regarding the failure by the Minister to present the list of missing persons as directed by the House.
He told parliament that he was ready to table a list of abducted Ugandans should the minister fail to do so.
Lwemiyaga County MP, Theodore Ssekikubo said that the matter is critical since it centers on the Constitutional rights of Ugandans.
Kilak South MP, Gilbert Olanya said that the matter is serious since many Ugandans have disappeared and some feared dead.
Mukono Municipality MP, Betty Nambooze told parliament that many people had been abducted in her constituency.
Kadaga noted that there were numerous complaints of missing persons and directed MPs to provide lists of the victims from their areas.
She said this was the only option in the absence of a list of missing persons from the government.