President Museveni assents to 8 bills passed by parliament.

In Summary
  • The speaker Anita Among commends the president for quick action.
  • The landlord and tenants bill requires tenants to meet their rental obligations within 30 days,
  • Under the electricity act, those who will be found guilty of power theft will pay a fine of 1 billion shillings.
H.E The President of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni assents to eight bills that were passed by Parliament during the 1st session. 

This was confirmed by the Speaker of Parliament Anita Among through her Twitter handle after a meeting that was held at the Statehouse in Entebbe.

Among commended the president for the quick action and congratulated members of Parliament for their input in the legislation.

The bills signed include;

  • Stamp duty (Amendment) Act, 2022
  • The Income Tax (Amendment) Act, 2022
  • The Value Added Tax (Amendment) Act, 2022
  • The Tax Procedures Code (Amendment) Act, 2022
  • The Tax Appeals Tribunal (Amendment) Act, 2022
  • The Electricity (Amendment) Act, 2020
  • The Appropriation Act, 2022
  • The Landlord and Tenant Act, 2022

Under the electricity law, all persons found guilty of power theft will be subjected to a fine of Shs1 Billion or be jailed for 15 years or both.

The tenants’ law requires all tenants to meet their rental obligations within 30 days or be evicted.

The Landlord and tenants Act, 2021 also empowers landlords to access the tenant’s premises with the help of police or Local council authorities to confiscate property as a means of recovering the accumulated rent arrears.

While delivering the  State of the Nation Address, President Museveni revealed that government will introduce a total of 62 Bills to be handled and processed in the Second Session of the 11th Parliament.