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Speaker Among rejects Mpuuga’s motion to ditch Mapenduzi on committee

The Parliament of Uganda speaker Rt Hon Anita Annet Among has rejected a motion by the leader of Opposition to replace Hon Ojara Martin Mapenduzi with Hon Gilbert Olanya as the chairperson of the Local Government Parliamentary accountability committee.

The speaker said that Hon Ojara Mapenduzi’s committee still has work to be done and thus it will bring about inconsistencies and a slow down on the completion of some of the work.

Among added that the re-designation of a committee chairperson should be by way of a formal motion, which will be subject to approval of the house.

However, Mpuuga argued that the matter should be handled administratively as opposed to making it a contest in the house which the speaker had directly done earlier.

It should be recalled that Mapenduzi fell out of favor in the National Unity Platform after he moved a motion that saw Hon MP Francis Zaake lose his seat as a member of the Parliamentary Commissioner following his unpleasant comments about the speaker of Parliament.

Many political analysts have argued that NUP is trying to sack Mapenduzi as payment of what he did to Zaake.

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