By Francis Lubega
13th May 2022
Makindye East Member of Parliament Derrick Nyeko has vowed to back efforts to reduce the number of legislatures.
Nyeko’s move comes after a section of MPs is mooting a plan to introduce a Bill that seeks to downsize the Ugandan Parliament by almost half to improve governance.
Last week, Rushenyi County MP Naome Kabasharira resolved to table a private members bill that will apply as a brake on the ever-swelling Parliament that is a huge cost to taxpayers.
Once it succeeds, the MPs’ move would see their number fall from the current 529 to 292 legislatures representing 146 districts.
However, Nyeko said that the number of Ministers and Members of Parliament need to be downsized to minimize the unnecessary borrowing to sustain their payments.