By Mariam Namakula
Speaker Jacob Oulanyah has tasked members of parliament to come up with a legislative agenda on children’s rights in Uganda
He was speaking during a two days induction program for Members of Parliament on the parliamentary forum for children on child rights, at the Lake Victoria Serena Hotel.
Oulanyah said that these were some of the issues that needed to be digested in the August House and that parliament needed to know the real issues affecting children’s rights
He said that by the end of the meeting he expected MPs to be on the go with the agenda.
Hon. Margaret Makhoha also the chairperson of Uganda Parliamentary Forum for children also called for the same urging legislators to put in place the laws that help protect the children’s rights.
Hon. Makhoha notes that MPs needed to understand the legislative frameworks supporting and encouraging them so as to champion child rights in their respective constituency.
She adds that with this action, the legislators will be able to review Ugandans progress on child development indicators on resource allocation.
Currently, Uganda as a country is high on the rate at which children’s rights are being violated and of late being exuberated by the pandemic effects leaving behind a lot of concern on the human rights in general and the development of this country.