Army representation – Is it past its sell by date? A critical review of special interest groups in the Ugandan Parliament

This Paper examines the history and nature of special interest groups in the Parliament of Uganda as provided for in Article 78 of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda. The rationale behind the establishment of special interest seats, and the controversies that have continued to plague the system, are examined. The paper further discusses the impact that the different groups have had on the legislative processes of the State and more concretely interrogates who actually benefits from the system.