Parliament of Uganda Website :: - COMPOSITION OF PARLIAMENT
Home arrow Composition

MAIN MENU
Home
ABOUT PARLIAMENT
Functions
Composition
History
Administration
PARLIAMENTARY BUSINESS
Committees
Bills
Motions
Ministerial Statements
Oral Questions
Petitions
MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT
Speaker
Members of Parliament
Cabinet
Shadow Cabinet
Political Parties
Parliamentary FORA
DOCUMENTS AND REPORTS
Constitution
Rules of Procedure
Hansard
Committee Reports
   
 
COMPOSITION OF PARLIAMENT
Article 78(1) of the 1995 Constitution prescribes the composition of Parliament as follows:

1. Parliament shall consist of :

a). Members directly elected to represent constituencies;

b). One woman representative for every district;

c). Such numbers of representatives of the army, youth, workers, persons with disabilities and other groups as Parliament may determine; and

d). The Vice-President and Ministers who, if not already elected Members of Parliament, shall be ex-officio members without the right to vote on any issue requiring a vote in Parliament.

2. Upon the expiration of a period of ten years after the commencement of this Constitution and thereafter, every five years, Parliament shall review the representation under paragraph(s) (b) and (c) of clause (1) of this article for the purposes of retaining, increasing, or abolishing any such representation and any other matter incidental to it.

3. The representatives referred to in paragraph (a) of clause (1) of this article shall be elected on the basis of universal adult suffrage and by secret ballot.

4. Parliament shall, by law prescribe the procedure for elections of representatives referred to in paragraphs (b) and (c) of clause (1) of this article.


The 8th Parliament of Uganda comprises of:

215 Constituency Representatives

79 District Woman Representatives

10 Uganda People's Defence Forces Representatives

5 Representatives of the Youth

5 Representatives of Persons with Disabilities

5 Representatives of Workers

13 Ex-officio Members


Parliament is presided over by the Speaker, and in his absence, by the Deputy Speaker both of whom are elected by Members of Parliament from their number.
 
 
Copyright © 2010 Parliament of the Republic of Uganda. All rights reserved.