Select Committee Investigating Sexual Violence Asks for More Time

  • Posted on: 31 January 2019
  • By: sanyu-fm-news

The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has granted more time to the select committee probing allegations of sexual violence in institutions of learning to complete work.

Kadaga's decision came after a request by the Select Committee Chairperson and Gomba West MP Robinah Rwakoojo who said that they are unable to finish as earlier anticipated.

She requested that the committee is given up to end of February to present the report to Parliament. 

Kadaga granted the committee more time saying that parliament will be glad if the report is completed in the next two weeks.

This is the second time the select committee is being granted more time to present a report on its investigations.

The select committee was set up in August and given seven terms of reference including among others studying the causes and extent of sexual violence in educational institutions and its negative effects on the population.

It is also expected to study and review laws against sexual violence in Uganda as well as the available policies for the management and control of sexual violence.

Kadaga directed the committee to use a sample of at least three institutions of learning representing Primary, Secondary and Tertiary level in the Central , Eastern, Karamoja, Northern and West Nile regions. 

The other regions are South West, Rwenzori and Western. 

The committee's appointment followed a motion by the National Female Youth MP Anna Adeke Ebaju who sought for a resolution of parliament to inquire into allegations of sexual violence in schools.