By Juma Nsubuga
President Museveni has summoned women MPs under the Uganda Women Parliamentary Association to his country home in Rwakitura on Thursday March 14th.
The source at parliament reveals that the agenda of this meeting is to discuss the marriage and divorce bill currently before the house.
It’s not clear yet whether the opposition MPs will also be part of this meeting since the association is chaired by an opposition MP, Betty Amongi.
Women MPs under UWOPA have been pushing for the passing of this bill, claiming that it will the solution the problems faced by women in Uganda.
They have been defending clauses in the Marriage and Divorce Bill, relating to divorce and the sharing of marital property.
The women MPs say that Ugandan couples have been separating but women have walked away with nothing, despite having accumulated wealth with their husbands.
The bill has met stiff opposition from male legislators, as well as religious leaders.
Some male legislators such as Bigirwa Julius Junjura and Semuli Anthony insist that the bill should be halted until thorough consultations are made.