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NRM Caucus Meeting Underway Amid Tensions

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information pills http://cerlalc.org/wp-admin/includes/network.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Chaired by Deputy Chief Whip, David Bahati, the meeting is taking place at Parliament.


Sources said senior Cabinet Ministers are in attendance.


More than 10 NRM members who spoke to Chimpreports on Thursday morning said they were green about today’s programme.


“We were not told about what we are going to debate. We shall find out from there,” a female State Minister who declined to be named, told this website at Parliament today.


However, the session comes at a time of a deepening rift between Parliament and the Executive.


Speaker Rebecca Kadaga’s decision to provide an opportunity to opposition leader, Nandala Mafabi, to move a motion to pay tribute to fallen South African leader, Nelson Mandela, has attracted a heavy backlash from government.


The cabinet issued a strong-worded statement, saying it was “shocked and dismayed” by the actions of the speaker and that government wanted to be on record for moving the motion.


Cabinet members including Ethics and Integrity Minister, Simon Lokodo, said Kadaga must grant them another chance to formally move the motion today Thursday.


However, Kadaga on Wednesday said the house has “already moved, discussed and finished that matter.”


The power struggles between Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi and Kadaga are well documented. Both senior NRM leaders want to succeed President Museveni.


Meanwhile, we have learnt that NRM is planning to front new commissioners to advocate for NRM’s interests following concerns that Chris Baryomunsi and Emmanuel Dombo are always siding with Kadaga and opposition against the party’s interests.


Some of the MPs nominated by the Executive Committee (NEC) and approved by the Central Executive Committee (CEC) for the positions of commissioner include James Kakoza, Saleh Kamba and former Information Minister, Kabakumba Masiko.

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