Parliament has tasked the Education and Sports Ministry to present a budget for the provision of free sanitary pads to school girls.

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga issued the directive after the Presidency Minister, Esther Mbayo, failed to state how much money the government requires fulfilling President Yoweri Museveni’s pledge to supply free sanitary pads to primary school girls.

Kadaga asked Mbayo to clarify how many girls will receive the pads and how much is required to fulfill the pledge.  Mbayo requested Parliament to task the Education Ministry to also provide the details as the concerned ministry.

Museveni pledged to provide school girls free sanitary pads during the 2016 election campaigns in West Nile. On Wednesday, the Dokolo Woman MP, Cecilia Ogwal sought an explosion from when the government will fulfill the pledge.