Secondly, I wish to apprise you Madam Speaker, Hon Members of Parliament and the country, of the plans and strategies of Governmentfor the next twelve months.Madam Speaker, permit me to congratulate all the Hon Members of Parliament upon being elected to the 9
Parliament. I congratulate youMadam Speaker and your Deputy upon your election to your respectiveprestigious positions. I congratulate you, the Leader of the Opposition,upon your elevation to an essential office in democratic governance. Icongrat ulate all those who have been elected to various levels of responsibility.
The Political Scene
Madam Speaker, on 18
February, 2011 we held Presidential andParliamentary Elections. These were followed by elections at variouslevels. I congratulate all Ugandans upon their peaceful and activeparticipation in the electoral process. I also congratulate the ElectoralCommission for a job well done. Where there was violence, it was theexception rather than the norm. I thank all Ugandans who participatedand contributed positively to the success of the elections.