KADAGA SAYS SHE IS DUTY BOUND TO BE NEUTRAL AS SPEAKER OF PARLIAMENT
Ms. Rebecaa Alitwala Kadaga has reiterated her commitment to remain neutral while presiding over the business of the parliament of Uganda .
While appearing on a talk show on Busoga One FM, in Jinja city, where she discussed Parliament’s legislative business, politics and the country ‘s plans for holistic national development , stated that as Speaker she is duty bound to treat all members of parliament equally irrespective of their political affiliations .
“As the Speaker, my job demands fairness and neutrality in dealing with leaders regardless of their political party inclinations. There are people who don’t understand multiparty politics; it means many parties in Parliament. There’s NRM, FDC, DP, JEEMA, UPC and Independents. Under the Commonwealth, one has to be balanced. There are even politicians from the traditional opposition parties who are currently Ministers, “ she stressed.
As the country prepares for the 2021 general elections amid the global -novel- Covid 19 pandemic , Kadaga said that parliament has delivered on its constitutional mandate.” We have passed the National Budget and also approved loan requests to grant government the financial means to implement its manifesto.
“ I thank NRM party Members for voting me back into the Central Executive Committee (CEC) as 2nd National Vice Chairperson (Female). I will articulate the concerns of party Members and also advocate for the establishment of regional offices for the party,” she added.