At least 131 members of the 11th Parliament took oath of on the first day of the four-day-long exercise.
Parliament had planned to administer oaths for 132 legislators but two; Dr. Chris Baryomunsi (Kinkiizi West) and Victoria Rusoke Businge (Kabarole Woman) who had been scheduled to swear-in on Moday preferred to reschedule their program because they had other engagements.
However, Parliament also accepted a request to bring forward Nakawa West MP Joel Ssenyonnyi’s schedule since May 20, the day on which he had been fixed, is his travel day out of the country on official National Unity Platform (NUP) duties.
Of the 131 MPs sworn-in on the first day, two are representatives of Older Persons in Parliament, a constituency newly created by the 10th Parliament among the Special Interest Groups. They include Catherine Akumu Mavenjina for Northern Uganda and Peninah Busingye Kabingani for Central Uganda. The others were two representatives of the workers, two representatives of Persons with Disabilities and two representatives of the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF), while the rest were Women and directly elected members.