UPC Applauds Parliament Over Aronda

page geneva;”>In his remarks to the press on Wednesday at the party headquarters at Uganda House in Kampala, Bbosa said, “While as Article 205 (2) defines the office of a minister as political, the president has persisted that he (Aronda) has be to approved.”

He strongly warned Parliament against approving Aronda’s appointment, saying he was only fronted as a ‘door opener.’

“Passing Aronda will open the door for more than twenty generals serving in Cabinet yet Article 208 (2), prohibits serving Army officers from joining partisan politics. There is no way he can avoid politics because the Constitution under Article 205 (2) described a minister as a political leader,” explained Bbosa.

This follows Parliament’s decision to first consult third party stakeholders, including Attorney General (AG) Peter Nyombi before making their approval.

This comes as MPs on the appointments committee will for the third time meet to on Thursday to decide on the fate of the former army chief.

The opposition representatives on the committee had suggested that Kadaga writes to the President, stating reasons why Aronda should resign from the army including his failure to retire from the army.

The lawmakers had also suggested that in the letter to the President, Ms Kadaga advises the appointing authority to petition the Committee of the Whole House to reconsider Gen Aronda if he considers the committee decision erroneous.

Meanwhile, Bbosa has urged MPs not to be tempted to raise the retirement age of judges saying this would also lead to the raising of the retirement ages of all of the other civil servants including President Museveni.


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