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WINNIE KIIZA PROMISES CHECKS ON GOVERNMENT

The Leader of the opposition in Parliament and Kasese Woman MP Winnie Kiiza has finally fully constituted her shadow Cabinet in Parliament to face-off with the ruling NRM on the floor of Parliament.

Kiiza appointed Angelina Osege as Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament, Hassan Fungaro Kaps as the Chairperson of the government assurances committee, Abdul Katuntu chairperson of the Commission on State Enterprises, and Regan Okum chairperson of the Local Government Public Accounts Committee.

MP Gerald Karuhanga deputizes Angelina Osege, MP Okin Ojara deputizes Regan Okum, and MP Latif Sebagala deputizing Hassan Kaps Fungaroo.

As the ruling NRM government side in Parliament awaits the Central Executive Committee of the party to come up with names of different persons to chair the different committee slots reserve for it, the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Winnie Kiiza has announced the chairpersons of different accountability committees reserved for the opposition in Parliament to hold the ruling government accountable.

The announcement comes on the heels of controversies that she had left out versed experienced personalities in her shadow cabinet.

WINNIE KIIZA-LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN PARLIAMENT

Independent analysts have looked at her exclusion of Katuntu, Okum, Fungaroo and Osege from her shadow cabinet as a strategic move to counter government on accountability matters in highly technical areas where a lot of tax payers money has been sunk.

But who are the deputies of the senior opposition legislators she has appointed to accountability committees?

WINNIE KIIZA-LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN PARLIAMENT

With these appointments, in some opposition circles in Parliament controversies had started emerging on none inclusion of highly experienced personalities from other opposition parties with exception of Latif Sebagala, they had started treating the appointments as an FDC affair.

WINNIE KIIZA-LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN PARLIAMENT

However, she revealed that the law allows her to even appointment FDC personalities to the different reserved administrative positions for the opposition in Parliament since it’s the biggest opposition in Parliament.

WINNIE KIIZA-LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN PARLIAMENT

Whereas the law is on her side but where would the controversy arose from?

WINNIE KIIZA-LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION IN PARLIAMENT