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By Our Reporter

Parliament has passed the controversial Public Order Management Bill today

The Bill was passed on Tuesday afternoon in a session presided over by the Deputy Speaker of parliament  Jacob Oulanya, though  it had not initially been included on the order paper.

Oulanya told the legislators that he had agreed with the speaker to have order paper amended to accommodate the Public Order Management Bill.

Jacob Oulanyah

The bill that has been largely opposed by a section of Ugandans including rights activists and the opposition seeks to among other things regulate public gatherings and use of public address systems.