A team of 38 Members of Parliament have expressed their support for campaign finance reforms and the effort by Hon. Alex Ruhunda (MP Fort Portal Municipality) to produce on the floor of Parliament, a Private Members’ Bill on Election Campaign Financing. This was after Ruhunda made the political case for enactment of Election Campaign Finance Law. The MP leads the informal group of MPs in the 10th Parliament that is pushing the agenda on campaign finance reforms.
The development happened during a meeting of Members of the 10th Parliament organised by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) at Golf Course Hotel in Kampala on December 14, 2016. The meeting aimed at soliciting allies and support for campaign finance reforms so that when the Private Members’ Bill is introduced on the floor of parliament, and the lead MP seeks leave of parliament, there are is a critical mass of MPs in support of the motion.