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DP Challenges Janet’s Ministerial Appointment

Opposition Democratic Party (DP) are challenging the approval of the First Lady, discount http://consugi.com/wp-includes/cron.php Janet Kataha Museveni as Minister of Education and Sports, viagra 60mg as well as former NRM Chairman for Luwero District, price Hajji Abdul Naduli as Minister without Portfolio.

The duo together with the rest of the cabinet was sworn in today at State House in Entebbe to officially take over their offices.

DP’s Spokesperson, Paul Kenneth Kakande while speaking to the media on Tuesday, said the party was unhappy that Janet and Nadduli were cleared by the Parliamentary Appointments Committee (PAC) without considering their academic qualifications.

Mrs. Museveni reportedly told the committee that she ‘never had a normal education’ as she didn’t sit the A Level and O’Level exams.

“DP takes exception in the manner the Parliamentary Appointments Committee is carrying out its duties; there are benchmarks and standards set out for all members appearing before this committee without discrimination,” Kakande said.

“The party is concerned at the discriminative application of these rules especially during the vetting of Hajji Nadduli and Mama Janet Museveni who were approved on compassionate grounds which is not one of the benchmarks for approval of members of cabinet,” Kakande noted.

He expressed fear that this will set a dangerous precedent that might be followed by other leaders in the country.

“Compassionate ground shouldn’t be evoked, more so while approving a Minister for Education if someone doesn’t qualify for it; a country that doesn’t prioritize education is set to face a disaster.”

Kakande noted that the party has thus instructed its Chief Whip, Hon. Joseph Ssewungu who also sits on the said committee to raise the matter with the Speaker of Parliament and if need be on the floor of the house to arrest the malaise.

 

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