Legislators in conjunction with the general public will between January 21 and 25 celebrate the Parliament Week, in a bid to harness and bridge the gap between the citizens and their representatives.
To be conducted under the theme ‘Parliament the Voice of the People’, the legislature will among other activities fundraise for the construction of a Shs5 billion Rehabilitation Centre for the Albino community in Uganda.
The Centre is projected to house a hostel, medical and training facilities.
‘Persons living with albinism are vulnerable, stigmatized and find it difficult study, find work and access to information’, a statement released by parliament spokesperson Chris Obore, states in part.
The Parliament Week will be launched tomorrow with various activities including an Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service, Civil Society Debate to reflect the voice of Ugandans, Exhibitions, and a ‘public parliament’ among other activities.
Over the years, parliament has been holding the ‘Parliament Week’ under various themes, and engaging the public in various activities including among others guided tours in and outside Parliament and, organising meetings and discussions with MPs.
Meanwhile, as part of the Parliament Week activities, the legislature has urged Ugandans to buy at least two trees worth Shs 20,000, to be planted in the Mount Moroto Forest Reserve that has been deforested.