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Committee Chairpersons Given 7-Day Ultimatum to Hand Over Office

According to Kadaga, some chairpersons have stubbornly refused to hand over their work and are occupying two offices leaving their successors stranded.
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The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has given a one-week ultimatum to outgoing committee chairpersons and their deputies to hand over office.

According to Kadaga, some chairpersons have stubbornly refused to hand over and are occupying two offices leaving their successors stranded.

The committee chairpersons who were replaced were expected to hand over offices by the end of last month.

Although Kadaga did not mention the chairpersons who have refused to vacate office, she says that an MP can't occupy two offices at the same time.

Kadaga reminded the MPs to act honorably since they were inducted on the parliamentary procedures and etiquette.

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She asked the different party chief whips to ensure their members are occupy their appropriate offices as expected.

Kadaga also says the Sergeant at Arms will be forced to evict MPs who refuse to relinquish their offices.

Betty Nambooze, the Member of Parliament for Mukono Municipality says it is not only in committees that people have been blocked from entering offices but also representatives to other bodies.

According to Nambooze, she was delegated to the Commonwealth Parliament, but to date, she is being frustrated to take up the office.

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The speaker's directive comes at a time when the committee on Commissions, Statutory Authority and State Enterprises (COSASE) chaired by outgoing leader Abdu Katuntu presents its report on the Bank of Uganda probe regarding the sale of banks.

Mubarak Munyagwa is expected to take leadership of COSASE on Friday.



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