biometric_cloud_thumbThe parliament of Uganda is working on a biometric electronic device with which MPs will be able to clock in and out of assembly and committee sessions.

This has been revealed by  the Parliament Speaker Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga who admitted that the lack of quorum had derailed debate on many crucial bills in the house.

The biometric scheme will require the MPs to clock in and clock out so that they  know what time they arrived and left.

The Ugandan parliament contains a total of 378 MPs, but there are days when fewer than 40 legislators  show up to take part in assembly debates.

Parliament generally convenes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Credit: World Bulletin