Parliament Honours Latigo, Mafabi


viagra dosage sans-serif; font-size: 9pt; line-height: 200%;”>Speaking at a ceremony organized by the Office of the Leader of the Opposition to honor former leaders, order party whips and committee chairpersons this week at Parliament, the Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga hailed them for their role in the August House.

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“I want to thank members of the Opposition for the work they have been doing in the House, in the committees and in the outreaches. I also thank those who have worked with us in the Commission and done a wonderful job. I think you can see the changes in infrastructure at Parliament,” she said.

Among the former leaders honoured were Professor Ogenga Latigo and Hon. Nandala Mafabi who served in the Office of the Leader of the Opposition in the 8th and 9th Parliament respectively. Outgoing party whips, ministers in the Shadow Cabinet and committee chairpersons also received awards.

Rt. Hon. Kadaga expressed support for a proposal on electoral reforms fronted by the Opposition and civil society.

“I think the powers are in your hands. I’m waiting for your proposals and I will give you time. I have said many times that I would have wanted the electoral reforms to be handled before this budget so that budgetary arrangements can be made if they are necessary,” she noted.

The Speaker warned political party leaders against disrupting work of Parliament by failing to resolve their inner party squabbles.

“I want to say something to the party leaders. Sometimes you have been disruptive to my work. You know we take time to build capacity among the Members. Sometimes they are really good in committees. But parties write conflicting letters to the Speaker and expect her to resolve the conflict. Let’s find a way of resolving those problems without putting the Speaker at the centre of party problems,” she told party leaders.

The Leader of the Opposition Hon. Wafula Oguttu called for reforms in the current electoral laws to provide for special seats for a representative from each of the political parties that scores a set percentage in national elections.


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