Anti-Gay Bill on Ugandan Agenda together with Request to Borrow Millions from Islamic Dev Bank

By Melanie Nathan, Feb 12, 2013.

Screen Shot 2013-02-12 at 7.15.01 AMAlthough the Ugandan LGBT community braces for a second read of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill today, the Ugandan Parliament’s Oder Papers reflect that the Bill is scheduled to be debated as #7 on the Order Papers.  However sources informed me that the Parliament may randomly pick an order and that today the Bill would be read.

Judging from the business at hand and the financial borrowing matters for the Government, its is hard to imagine that Parliament would skip on the agenda and prioritize the AHB, unless the anti-gay bill were needed to perhaps  scapegoat the real issues, so clearly reflected by the Agenda.

It is interesting to note from the Agenda, that the Ugandan Government, is planning a great deal of borrowing from Islamic countries.  Uganda which recently all but declared itself a Christian country, may well realize that the Islamic countries are less likely to withdraw AID and refuse financing, based on Uganda’s anti human rights record, especially in so far as they pertain to LGBTI people.

4TH SITTING OF THE 3RD MEETING OF THE 2ND SESSION OF THE 9TH PARLIAMENT OF UGANDA:  TUESDAY 12TH FEBRUARY 2013 – TIME OF COMMENCEMENT 2.00 P.M.

  1. PRAYERS
  1. COMMUNICATION FROM THE CHAIR
  1. PRESENTATION OF PAPERS (10 minutes)

I)               REQUEST TO BORROW US $34,050,000 FROM THE ISLAMIC DEVELOPMENT BANK (IDB) FINANCING ENHANCED NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY THROUGH INCREASED RICE PRODUCTION PROJECT

(Hon. Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development)

II)             REQUEST TO BORROW US $12,000,000 FROM THE ARAB BANK FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA (BADEA) AND ANOTHER US $ 15,000,000 FROM THE OPEC FUND FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (OFID) TO FINANCE THE MASAKA – BUKAKATA ROAD PROJECT

(Hon. Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development)

III)            REQUEST TO BORROW UP TO US $9.75 MILLION FROM THE ISLAMIC DEVELOPMENT (IDB) TO SUPPORT THE SCALING UP AND REPLICATION OF MILLENIUM VILLAGES PROJECT (MVP) IN UGANDA

(Hon. Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development)

  1. MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION OF PARLIAMENT TO UPHOLD THE COMMONWEALTH PARLIAMENTARY ASSOCIATION (CPA) AS AN ORGANISATION FOR THE PROMOTION OF DEMOCRACY, DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION (30 minutes)

Mover:          Hon. Okupa Elijah, MP Kasilo County Serere District

Seconder:    Hon. Rosemary Seninde, Woman Representative, Wakiso

  1. CONSIDERATION AND ADOPTION OF THE REPORT ON THE AUDITOR GENERAL’S REPORT ON THE FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE OF UGANDA INVESTMENT AUTHORITY FOR THE PERIOD 2002 TO 2011

(Chairperson – Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises) (30 minutes)

6.         CONSIDERATION AND ADOPTION OF THE REPORT OF THE PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE ON COMPENSATION PAYMENT TO DURA CEMENT LTD

(Chairperson – Public Accounts Committee) (60 minutes)

  1. CONSIDERATION AND ADOPTION OF THE REPORT OF THE PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE ON COMPENSATION PAID FOR JINJA-BUGIRI ROAD

(Chairperson – Public Accounts Committee) (60 minutes)

8.         ADJOURNMENT

NOTICE OF BUSINESS TO FOLLOW

  1. PETITION OF THE PEOPLE OF BULEGENI TOWN COUNCIL IN BULAMBULI DISTRICT
  2. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ON THE AFRICAN SPACE RESEARCH PROGRAM
  3. REPORT ON THE STATUS OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES
  4. REPORT OF THE ADHOC COMMITTEE INVESTIGATING THE ELECTRICITY SUB SECTOR
  5. THE PETROLEUM (REFINING, GAS PROCESSING AND CONVERSION, TRANSPORTATION AND STORAGE) BILL, 2012
  6. THE PUBLIC ORDER AND MANAGEMENT BILL, 2011
  7. THE ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY BILL, 2009
  8. MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE BILL, 2009
  9. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE LON LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTS ON THE REPORT OF THE AUDITOR GENERAL FOR THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30TH JUNE 2009

KAMPALA

12TH FEBRUARY 2013

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