Aronda’s Fate To Be Decided As Parliament Returns


viagra sale geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 115%;”>It is in this week that the Parliament’s Appointments committee is to vet the former army commander.

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buy information pills geneva;”>It should be noted that towards the end of last week, cheapest social media was washed by news of Gen Aronda ‘turning down’ his appointment as the Minister of Internal Affairs. Then came news of his ‘sneaking’ out of the country.

This was however clarified by the Director of Media Center, Ofwono Opondo who came out and rubbished the information as merely rumours.

However, unless Gen Aronda retires from the army, it is unlikely that he will be approved by the committee.

This was seen last year when State Minister for defence Jeje Odongo was eventually forced to retire from the army after Parliament refused to approve his appointment on August 2012 while still a serving officer.

The shadow Attorney General Abdu Katuntu was recently quoted by a local daily as saying Gen Aronda would have to retire from the army before his appointment is endorsed by Parliament.

“It would be unconstitutional because being minister means participating in partisan politics. He will have to attend the (ruling) NRM activities. He will also have to resign from his seat as army representative,” Katuntu said.

However, during his first press conference as army commander, Gen Katumba Wamala told media that Museveni would be the one to decide whether the former army boss will be retired from the army or not.

“He (Gen Nyakairima) can either retire or be seconded by the appointing authority. I’m not a legal guru. But the Attorney General will advise,” Katumba told the media.

President Yoweri Museveni in May made new changes to his cabinet with the biggest surprise being the appointment of Gen Aronda as the new Internal Affairs Minister.

He replaced Hillary Onek who has been moved to the Ministry of Disaster preparedness and Refugees. Onek replaces the late Dr. Stephen Mallinga, who passed away in April.


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