Opposition Welcome MP Mutonyi To Parliament


website like this geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Hon. Mutonyi replaces Hon. Tonny Nsubuga Kipoi, who lost his seat following investigations and recommendations by Parliament’s Committee on Rules, Privileges and Discipline in February this year.

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The Committee on Rules, acting under the Rules of Procedure and on instructions of the Speaker, investigated the Member’s continued absence from the House, without explanation and/or permission.

It recommended that the Member loses his seat and a fresh election be held in Bubulo West Constituency in Manafwa district.

Hon. Mutonyi on Thursday swore to “be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Republic of Uganda and to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.”

She also swore to give faithful service to Parliament and to support and uphold the Constitution.

The Minister of State for Fisheries, Hon. Ruth Nankabirwa (NRM, Kiboga district), welcomed the new legislator and congratulated the NRMO for having retained the seat in Parliament.

“Her competence is not in any doubt; I am happy that we have received another lady in the House,” said Hon. Nankabirwa.

The Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Wafula Oguttu (FDC, Bukoolo Central) said he hoped for a good working relationship with the new MP.

“I hope we can work together; there are two sides here (in Parliament) but what unites us is Uganda,” he said.

The Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Jacob Oulanya welcomed the MP and provided her with a copy of the Constitution and Parliament Rules of Procedure, which are necessary for legislative work.

“I wish you the best; do your best to represent your people,” said Hon. Oulanya.


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