GOOD WORK: Rukungiri residents congratulate Hon. Midius Natukunda upon ranked among best performing MPs in 11th Parliament


NEWS-Rukungiri district residents have commended Hon. Midius Natukunda Kaharata, their Woman legislator, for being named one of the 11th Parliament of Uganda’s best-performing MPs.

Hon. Natukunda was placed 106th out of 553 Members of Parliament based on data that was made public and showed how they performed in plenary from June 2023 to April 2024.

The 11th Parliament of Uganda comprises of 353 constituency representatives, 145 district Woman representatives, 10 Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces’ Representatives, five Youth Representatives, five Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) Representatives, five Workers’ Representatives, five Older Persons’ Representatives and 25 Ex Officio Members totalling 553 members.

Rukungiri’s Woman Representative in parliament rose to position 106 during plenary from June of last year to April of 2024, based on the ranking list.

Hon. Midius Natukunda addressed a variety of topics on the floor of Parliament during several plenary sessions that have an impact on both her electorates and the nation as a whole.

Hon. Midius Natukunda Kaharata brought up a number of issues on the floor of Parliament, two of which were the dire conditions of Kebisoni-Kisiizi Road and Rukungiri-Ntungamo Road, both of which required immediate attention.

Hon. Natukunda Midius voiced concern at the plenary called by the deputy speaker, Rt. Hon. Thomas Tayebwa, on the growing number of potholes on the Rukungiri-Ntungamo road, particularly at Kiborogota, which resulted in the death of a pregnant woman who was about to give birth.

The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Anita Among, was also told by the Woman Member of Parliament for the Rukungiri district, Hon. Midius Natukunda Kaharata about concerns on the manner in which NEMA conducted an operation in Ruhinda Sub County, where individuals’ possessions and crops were destroyed without any form of compensation.

Additionally, Hon. Natukunda informed Parliament that while she was overseeing Rukungiri, she discovered that the leadership, particularly in Buyanja, faced difficulties in transfering parish chiefs and Community Development Officers (CDOs). She claimed that this was a major issue that would hinder the implementation of the new government program, the Parish Development Model (PDM), and she asked the relevant Minister to act quickly.

Additionally, Natukunda told Parliament that action was required to provide aid for the Rukungiri district’s schools including Kyaburere that were destroyed by a strong downpour. The government reacted favorably to this request.

Hon. Midius Kaharata informed the Speaker that students face difficulties obtaining National IDs, particularly as a result of poor networks. She stated that immediate action was necessary to address this issue for the benefit of Ugandan students.

But in the wake of all of these and other unmentioned concerns, Rukungiri residents embraced and applauded Hon. Natukunda as one of the best MPs, saying she did a good job while representing them in the 11th Parliament of Uganda.

Several individuals congratulated her on social media when the list was made public. “Thank you Midius for representing Rukungiri we are behind you.” Resident said.

Another one wrote a comment saying “This is why some leaders need to be dropped down from those parliamentary seats, we need to judge them only on their performance in Parliament…….some have never spoken in Parliament, others are just in Parliament for their stomach interests. For this matter therefore, I would like to express gratitude to Hon. Midius Natukunda Kaharata, you are truly amazing. Thank you so much for hard work. You’re an astute, agile and a very intelligent guru who mastered the art of navigating complex situations and makes smart quick decisions. Thank you for representing us/ Rukungiri diligently.” Another Rukungiri wrote on social media.

Since being elected as the Rukungiri Woman Member of Parliament during the general elections in 2021, Hon. Midius Natukunda Kaharata has served in parliament for three years and this is her first term in office.