The Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda Rt.Hon. Rebecca Kadaga has challenged opposition leaders to embrace dialogue and use of protocol in case there issues to be addressed.
Speaking while appearing on NBS TV early this morning, Kadaga said that there is no way parliament issues can be addressed on streets.
“I cannot be in their heads to know whether they are understanding or not. My work is to ensure that we are following the law, the constitution and the public interest.” Kadaga Stated
Kadaga added that though there was that tension over some controversial bills and issues she is happy that they have been able to recover the wasted time.
On speaking about MP Abdul Katuntu’s COCASE saga, Kadaga noted that the committee asked her for an extension yet other committees didn’t, thereby adding that it would be more reckless if she said stop and let a new committee start.
On the issue of some committee members being bribed, She also tasked the public to tirelessly report any form of information to the responsible offices in bid to cub the mushrooming corruption.
“It’s difficult to prove that they took the money if you haven’t seen them. I would encourage the public, if they have information, they should write to me and I follow it up.” Kadaga Stated.
Early this week, the leader of opposition in parliament Betty Aol conceded to the decision by the speaker Rebecca Kadaga to have the tenure of Bugweri County Abdu Katuntu as COSASE chair extended to February.
The decision was reached after a heated closed door meeting attended only by the Speaker, her deputy Jacoub Oulanyah and the Leader of Opposition as well as the shadow attorney general Wilfred Niwagaba and shadow opposition whip, Mr Harold Mihindo.
The five man team accepted that the outcome will be communicated by Kadaga herself.
Speaking to the press in her boardroom, the leader of opposition has said “there was a decision reached for the good of both the opposition and the institution of parliament.”