About this activity

On 8th November 2018, our team had an advocacy meeting with Parliamentary Committee on Public Service and Local government. The advocacy meeting was informed by the fact-finding study by Centre for Policy Analysis on the impact of the refugee influx on social service delivery in the host communities. A policy brief was presented by the CEPA team led by Ms. Asimwe John informing the Public Service and Local Government committee members on the policy issues arising from the study. In attendance were the representatives from GAPP, Ministry of Local Government Permanent Secretary, Commissioner Local Council Development and those from the press. Hon Bahati David, State Minister of Finance (Planning) was in attendance, however, the chairperson informed members of the committee that he will not be able to answer the concerns on refugees raised since he had just learned about the issues.

We presented the following proposals

  • Cause cabinet to expedite the process of considering the refugee policy and include the local governments in the planning and management of refugees;
  • Move the Executive to amend the Refugee Act to include the host local governments in planning and management of refugees;
  • Move the Ministry of Local Government (MoLG) to amend the Local Government Act to describe the roles and responsibilities of the local governments in the refugee management;
  • Move the Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development to increase funding for the refugee host local governments starting with the FY 2019/2020 in light of the pressures exerted by the refugee influx and the open door refugee

What

CEPA advocacy meeting with the Parliamentary committee on public service and local government

When

Friday, 30 November 2018 - 11:00am

Until

Friday, 30 November 2018 - 14:00pm

Where

Parliament Building
Activity Report

CEPA advocacy meeting with the Parliamentary committee on public service and local government

On 8th November 2018, our team had an advocacy meeting with Parliamentary Committee on Public Service and Local government. The advocacy meeting was informed by the fact-finding study by Centre for Policy Analysis on the impact of the refugee influx on social service delivery in the host communities.

A policy brief was presented by the CEPA team led by Ms. Asimwe John informing the Public Service and Local Government committee members on the policy issues arising from the study. In attendance were the representatives from GAPP, Ministry of Local Government Permanent Secretary, Commissioner Local Council Development and those from the press.

Hon Bahati David, State Minister of Finance (Planning) was in attendance, however, the chairperson informed members of the committee that he will not be able to answer the concerns on refugees raised since he had just learned about the issues.

We presented the following proposals

  • Cause cabinet to expedite the process of considering the refugee policy and include the local governments in the planning and management of refugees;
  • Move the Executive to amend the Refugee Act to include the host local governments in planning and management of refugees;
  • Move the Ministry of Local Government (MoLG) to amend the Local Government Act to describe the roles and responsibilities of the local governments in the refugee management;
  • Move the Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development to increase funding for the refugee host local governments starting with the FY 2019/2020 in light of the pressures exerted by the refugee influx and the open door refugee