New MPs Cautioned Against Vulgar Language, Indecency

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New members of the tenth parliament have been cautioned against dressing indecently and using vulgar language.  The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga told members that indecent dressing contravenes rule 73 of the parliamentary rules of procedure that provides for dressing in a dignified manner.

 Accepted dresses under rule 73 include a suit, a pair of long trousers, jacket, shirt and tie or acceptable traditional tunic for men.  It also provides for a suit, a jacket, blouse and skirt, dresses and decent traditional wear for lady Members. Military attire is also accepted for Members of the Armed Forces.

Kadaga who speaking at the second day of orientation for the new members said dressing in skimpy dresses by female legislators disorganizes male MPs in the House.
 
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Similarly, Masindi Woman MP, Jalia Bintu Lukumu said that the sitting arrangement in the chambers does not favour skimpy dressing. She equally cautions male legislators against wearing tight trousers.
 
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Bugweri County MP Abdu Katuntu says legislators should also be cautious on the choice of colors for their outfits. His concern was reiterated by National Female MP, Anna Adeke Ebaju.

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Speaker Rebecca Kadaga also cautioned legislators against filling their plates with too much food when invited for special events.
 
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Masaka Woman MP, Babirye Kabanda cautioned female MPs on the kind of hair they wear to parliament. She also cautioned male MPs on having dirty finger nails.
 
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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.