Tabling of the Sexual Offences Bill, 2015

Tabling of the Sexual Offences Bill, 2015 for 2nd Reading

On 19thFebruary 2019, the mover of the Sexual Offences Bill, Hon. Amoding Monicah, also woman Member of Parliament for Kumi District presented the Sexual Offences Bill, 2015 before Parliament for second reading.

She emphasized that the bill had attracted a lot of attention from various stakeholders and was a consolidated act of a number of laws given the nature of crime on sexual offences in the country.

Hon. Monicah Amoding tabling the Sexual Offences Bill for the 2nd Reading

It was observed that the bill had generated a lot of amendments that were bigger than the Bill itself. According to Parliament Procedures, The Deputy Speaker guided that the mover gets the Bill redrafted incorporating the various amendments and then presented back to the house for 2ndreading. The Minister of Finance, Hon. Bahati however promised that the Certificate of Financial Implications would be availed as soon as the bill is redrafted in order to speed up the process of passing the bill.