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Aronda Post Faces Stiffer Resistance

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Bwanika said the UPDF Act clearly provides that no armed serving official shall be allowed to serve in government until they have retired.

“If Aronda is still serving in the army, it will be clear that now the army has come out of the Barracks to take over power from the government,” charged Bwanika.

The Appointments Committee, chaired by Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, resolved to defer Aronda’s vetting process and incoming State Health Minister, Elioda Tumwesigye, pending further consultations with President Museveni.

Parliament said the new dates of the vetting process will be communicated in due course.

Aronda is yet to be officially released from the army.

Army officers are required to present their discharge certificates before being cleared by Parliament for a public office appointment.

The former army commander was named Minister for Internal Affairs last month to replace Hilary Onek.

While he handed over office to Gen Katumba Wamala, Aronda is yet to receive an official document signed by the President to confirm his retirement from the army.

Bwanika said the “Constitution mandates that an army officer should not be involved in partisan politics but this shows that if he becomes a minister, he will by all means be forced to attend the NRM caucus and work hand in hand with the NRM party to enforce its interests.”

He added: “Article 208 demands that every soldier should be neutral in his line of operation and therefore the Parliament should come out and inform president Museveni that on all grounds, the former CDF should not be passed as a minister of Internal Affairs not until he resigns from the army,” he added.

On the other hand, Bwanika hailed the people of Egypt and the Army upon their decision to crack down President Morse’s regime.

Bwanika said President Morsi was just a liability to the people of Egypt who failed to boost the economy of the country but was rather aimed at enforcing the interests of the Muslim Brotherhood at the expense of national interests.

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