Hon. Ruth Nankabirwa

Government Chief Whip

Objectives:

1. To Support the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister to lead Government business in Parliament
2. Ensures effective implementation of Government business in Parliament
3. Coordinates activities of the Presidential Advisory Committee on budget

Outputs:

  1. Ensuring that All Bills, Motions, Ministerial statements, Questions for oral answers,
    Committee reports and Petitions are presented, debated, and concluded;
  2. Ensuring that Reports on the Legislative program; business transacted in Parliament and Ministries’attendance of plenary meetings are compiled and submitted (OPM/Parliament);
  3. Ensuring that all activity reports on the implementation of Government business in Parliament, benchmarking visits are held, research and studies on good governance undertaken, workshops and seminars attended, monitoring visits, and consultative meetings held compiled and submitted. (OPM);
  4. Ensuring that all activity reports on the coordination of the Presidential Advisory Committee on the budget are compiled and submitted (OPM)

Activities

Government business in Parliament coordinated

1. All Bills, Motions, Ministerial statements, Questions for oral answers, Committee reports and Petitions presented, debated and concluded, reports on the Legislative program, business transacted in Parliament and Ministries’ attendance of plenary meetings compiled and submitted OPM/Parliament)

2. All activity reports on the implementation of Government business in Parliament, benchmarking visits held, research and studies on good governance undertaken, workshops and seminars attended, monitoring visits, and consultative meetings held compiled and submitted.(OPM)

3. All activity reports on the coordination of the Presidential Advisory Committee on budget compiled and submitted(OPM)

Achievements

  • Coordinated the legislative agenda which was instrumental in:
    • The passing of bills e.g.
      • Anti-Money Laundering (Amendment Bill), 2019;
      • Law Revision (Penalties in Criminal matters) Miscellaneous (Amendment) Bill, 2015;
      • Supplementary Appropriation Bill, 2019; &
      • Physical Planning (Amendment) Bill 2018.
    • Presentation of bills for first reading e.g.
      • The Institute of Parliamentary Studies Bill, 2018;
      • The National Local Content Bill, 2019.
    • Consideration and conclusion of Ministerial statements
    • Debate and adoption of Committee reports
    • Moving and passing of motion
    • Response to oral questions and petitions
    • Held & compiled reports for consultative meetings and constituency trips/inland field visits.
  • Aligned the National Budget for FY 2020/21 to the proposed strategic direction in the draft NDPIII and other planning frameworks and priorities through the Presidential Advisory Committee on Budget (PACOB).