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DETAILS: Cabinet Approves Physical Planning Bill

Cabinet has approved the Physical Planning Bill, paving the way for quacks to be eliminated.

The bill was approved during the weekly cabinet meeting on Monday.

While addressing the media in Kampala, Government spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo said the bill would help to establish infrastructure for the better look of the city.

In addition, the government will also introduce the veterinary bill 2019 to kicking out quack practitioners, in a bid to boost agriculture and animal husbandry.

Below are the decisions reached with regard to the bills

Cabinet sat on Monday February 18, 2019 at State House Entebbe, and;

1.Approved the Physical Planners Registration Bill, 2019. The following benefits are expected to be derived from the Bill;

(i)Physical planners will play a more effective role in all physical planning matters in the Country based on the law;

(ii)Physical planners will be made more responsible and accountable for their professional conduct;

(iii)There will be enhanced coordination between the physical planning profession and other professionals in the Construction Industry within the Country;

(iv)The physical planning practice will be more responsive to the Country’s Physical Development Plans since the registration of Physical Planner’s will be done an annual basis;

(v)The physical planning practice and professional interests of the registered Physical Planners who may wish to operate in Uganda will be regulated; and

(vi)“Quack” Physical Planners who have defrauded many local Governments and private developers will be eliminated.

2.Approved the Principles for the Veterinary Practitioners Bill, 2019. The objectives of the proposed Bill include the following;

(i)To harmonize the new Act with the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda and with the Regional Veterinary Regulatory Frameworks;

(ii)To promote professionalism and strengthen the Regulatory Framework for improved delivery of Veterinary Services;

3.Noted that the International Women’s Day celebrations will take place on Friday, 8th March 2019 at Rwimi Primary School, Bunyangabu District under the theme “Empowering Women through Innovative Approaches to Social Protection: A prerequisite for inclusive and sustainable Development”

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