By Juma Nsubuga
A delegation of Kenyan Senate Standing Committee on Labour and Social Welfare has met Uganda’s Equal Opportunities Commission to learn on its operations.
The chairperson of EOC Hajjat Sofia Nalule Juuko explained to this news site that a delegation from Kenya has come to learn how EOC does its work of equalizing opportunities to all categories of people.
“We have meant a delegation of Senators from the Republic of Kenya and the main purpose of their coming is to learn how the EOC in Uganda does its work of equalizing opportunities to all categories of people” she said.
She added that ‘what they have liked most is the mandate EOC has to access all national plans and budgets to ensure there is gender and equity compliance”
In 2015 parliament passed Public Finance Amendment Act which provides the certificate of gender and equality compliance.
Senator Julius Murgor who led the delegation said that they are taking lessons back to Kenya’s Senate for implementation.
“The purpose of our visit to Uganda especially at the EOC was to exchange views how EOC handles situations of disadvantaged people or people with disabilities and seek attention from the commission” Mr Murgor said.
He added that “We have exchanged notice and we have found some similarities the way things are done and we have also learnt slot of things from Uganda’s EOC and we are going to take lessons back home like the suffocation of budget and how the ministry of finance allocates money to the disadvantaged people through the commission” he added.