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State-of-the Nation Address

By Apollo Mubiru

Added 31st May 2016 02:55 PM

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State-of-the Nation Address

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President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday Afternoon delivered the State-of- the Nation Address to Parliament. The function was held at the Kampala Serena Hotel International Conference Centre.

The State-of -the Nation Address comes on the heels of key events such as Museveni's and the 10th Parliament's swearing-in following the February 18 general elections. 

The election of the Parliament Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga and her deputy Jacob Oulanyah were also recently paving way for Parliament to begin playing its function of making laws and scrutinizing the executive.

The Constitutional of Uganda under Article 101 (1) requires the President to deliver State-of- the Nation Address. The address happens at the annual opening of Parliament, it focuses on the current political and socio-economic state of the nation.

The article requires the President at the beginning of each session of Parliament; deliver to Parliament an address on the State-of-the Nation. The President may, also, in consultation with the Speaker, address Parliament from time to time, on any matter of national importance.

The address is not supposed to be a mere constitutional ritual but it should give the President opportunity to provide accountability on particular Government commitments since the last State-of -the Nation Address.

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