The parliament sitting today has yet again passed the National Local Content Bill, 2022 after President Yoweri Museveni on 18th August 2020 returned it to the house for reconsideration.
The new law will impose local content obligations on persons/entities using public money or carrying on an activity requiring a license, to prioritize Ugandan citizens or Ugandan companies in public procurement.
The Member of Parliament for Kassanda North County, Patrick Nsamba Oshabe, presented the National Local Content Bill, 2022 for the second reading.
The president had objections to the imposition of local content obligations on negotiated funding which comes in either as grants, donations, or loans because development partners incorporate terms & conditions of their choice.
The Member of Parliament for Kiboga East, Keefa Kiwanuka, presented the report from the Committee on Finance, Planning, and Economic Development on the National Local Content Bill 2022 and it was considered, adopted and passed.