Deputy Speaker Tayebwa pledges to support in-coming NRM Chief Whip Obua
The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Rt Hon.Thomas Tayebwa has pledged to accord the newly appointed government Chief Whip Hon. Hamson Obua support in all his work so that he ably delivers on his mandate.
In his remarks while handing over to the office of the government Chief Whip Hon. Obua, the deputy speaker expressed his confidence in his leadership which will enable government to deliver on it’s manifesto and mandate. “We are going to give you all the support,” Hon Tayebwa stated, adding that ;”you must also use your own style and that is what makes you shine.”
The Deputy Speaker urged Mr Obua to pay keen attention to the concerns of the MPs and Ministers he is expected to whip to specifically attend parliamentary proceedings. The handover ceremony was presided over by the Prime Minister Robbinah Nabbanja who expressed confidence about the incoming government Chief Whip stating that Mr Obua’s team has the ability to perform in his new role .
“It is my absolute belief and conviction that they are a formidable team that is ready to drive the government legislative agenda in parliament to another level,” Mrs Nabbanja said. Nabbanja said that her office would avail the necessary support that will enable government realize their set targets.
Already government is expected to take lead in the processing of the 62 Bills that President Museveni outlined during the State of the Nation Address delivered at Kololo over a month ago.
As he took over the mantle, Obua vowed that he would institute and lead a result-oriented team.
“If you have been jogging, it is time for you to start running. If you have been running, it is time for you to start sprinting. I will never ever compromise. Let’s accept to work within my speed” Mr Obua demanded of his team.
He added: “I will not allow anyone to push me to a side I don’t belong.”
The office of the Government Chief whip was vacant after Rt. Hon. Thomas Tayebwa was elected as the Deputy Speaker to replace Rt Hon. Anita Among who has since taken over as Speaker of Parliament.
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