Committee Declines to Discard Karoro's Children Bill

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Atiku later accused Karoro of tabling a forged document in Parliament adding that, he secured the genuine certificate on 20th January 2015 from the Ministry of Finance.

The Gender, Labor and Social Development Committee of parliament has rejected calls by some legislators to withdraw the Children Amendment bill 2015 last week. The Bill was tabled in parliament last week by the Gender, Labor and Social Development Mary Karoro Okurut, which seeks to streamline provisions of the Children's Act with existing laws. 
She also presented a certificate of financial implications. However, a few minutes later Bernard Atiku, the shadow Youth and Children minister tabled a similar bill prompting the speaker Rebecca Kadaga to forward both bills to the Gender Committee.
 
 
Atiku later accused Karoro of tabling a forged document in Parliament adding that, he secured the genuine certificate on 20th January 2015 from the Ministry of Finance.  He demanded that, the bill be withdrawn. Karoro denied the allegations.
 
 
However, Margaret Komuhangi, the chairperson of the Gender Committee says the bill can only be withdrawn from the committee on the directives of the Speaker. Komuhangi says the committee will scrutinize both bills within the mandated 45 days and invite stakeholders to give their views for consideration.
 
 
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Komuhangi says once the process is complete, the committee will table two reports before the House to decide which bill will take the day.
 
 
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