Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) President Patrick Amuriat Oboi has explained his decision to drop Bugweri County MP Abdu Katuntu as chairperson ofthe committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE).
Last week, Amuriat made major reshuffle in the FDC cabinet at Parliament where he among others dropped workaholic Winfred Kiiza (Kasese district) and replaced her with Gulu Municipality Woman MP Betty Aol Ochan. He also dropped Katuntu as COSASE chair and replaced him with Kawempe South MP Mubarak Munyagwa.
While appearing on NBS TV morning breeze show on Monday, Amuriat said that he appointed Munyagwa because he is honest and intelligent. His statement raises eyebrows on Katuntu’s legacy as COSASE chair, who was deputized by Anita Among, who has since also been dropped and replaced by Moses Kasibante, Rubaga North MP.
“I think the public is very unfair to Mubarak Munyagwa, they should give him time to step into the committee and do his work. I’ve been around him for the past months and he is a very honest and intelligent man,” he said.
“One thing that we need to understand is that MPs qualify to be in parliament and to my mind, all of them qualify and once they qualify to be in parliament, they qualify to be in a parliamentary committee.”