BY Our Reporters

The  National Unity Platform (NUP) party led by Robert Kyagulanyi has announced the appointment of Mathias Mpuuga, the leader of Opposition in the  11th parliament -which early this week elected Jacob Oulanyah and Anita Among Annet the Speaker and Deputy Speaker , respectively .

In a press statement ,  the NUP leadership stated that it will take all leadership positions available to it  and “use them to  advance  the struggle for  freedom and democracy in Uganda.”

As expected all the positions of leadership offered to the opposition in Parliament have been taken by NUP MPs save for  Asuman Basalirwa  MP for Bugiri Municipality and President of the Jeema Party who has been appointed  Vice Chairperson Public Accounts Committee.

Other traditional parties such DP, UPC , FDC were left out -a clear indication of the deep-rooted division with in Uganda’s opposition parties . 

Others appointed to key parliamentary positions is hitherto DP  campaigner- Betty Nambooze who switched sides and joined NUP during the 2021 general elections. She will serve as the Chairperson of Government Assurances .

John B. Nambese  NUP  MP for Manjiya County will be the Opposition  Chief Whip,  Kyebakutika Manjeri , Deputy Chief Whip,  Zaake Francis Butebi    Commissioner of Parliament, Council  Medard Lubega Segona MP for Busiro East will the chairperson of the powerful – Public Accounts Committee, Jeol B. Ssenyonyi , MP Nakawa East , Chairperson of COSACE and   Lucy Akello  woman  MP for Amuru District will be the Deputy Chair -COSACE.

Others are ,Joseph Sewungu Gonza, Vice Chairperson Government Assurances, Ojara Martin Mapenduzi chairperson Local Government Accounts Committee, he will be Deputized by Paulson Luttamaguzi Ssemakula, Patrick Nsamba Oshabe- Representative Pan-African Parliament , David Kalwanga Lukyamuzi-Representative Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and Flavia Kalule Nabagabe- representative Inter-Parliamentary Union.

According to the statement, signed by the NUP Secretary General, David Lewis Rubongoya, the Party will soon announce its shadow cabinet that will drive alternative policy agenda in the  11th Parliament.     

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.