The official website of Parliament of Uganda has been down for a couple of days. The website https://www.parliament.go.ug/ is used to publicize the business of the house, archives important documents like the Hansard, the official record of Parliament, reports, the details of Members of Parliament and committees among others.
The website is expected to provide an easy communication channel between parliament and public. However, the website has been down for four days, saying it can’t be found. The problem has been ongoing since Parliament upgraded the website early this year.
In some instances when the website is accessible within the precincts of parliament, visitors can’t access documents, contacts or news from Parliament. Chris Obore, the Director of Communication in Parliament, says the website is still work in progress and they are not sure when it will be rectified.
Lyandro Komakech, the Gulu Municipality MP, says it is embarrassing for the parliamentary website to be down because there a budget and a fully-fledged Information Communications Technology directorate to ensure things run smoothly.
A staff from Parliament told this publication on condition of anonymity that they have received several complaints from legislators about the website.
He however, says they haven’t received official communication on why the site is down.