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PARLIAMENT CRISIS: Kadaga, Oulanyah Fly Out, What Next?

Speaker of the Parliament Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga (L) and her Deputy Jacob Oulanyah (R)

The 10th Parliament registered a major challenge on Tuesday just three months after its inception, sildenafil http://crememinceur.com/wp-includes/deprecated.php when both the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga and her Deputy Jacob Oulanyah failed to appear to steer the house. The two were reconciled by President Yoweri Museveni after a bitter campaign for the legislative arm of government’s main job in April and May this year.

The statusquo was maintained by the Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the National Resistance Movement party. Yesterday, http://ccsa.edu.sv/ccsa/templates/corporative/warp/systems/joomla/layouts/offline.php the debate on the contentious new constitutional amendments termed by media as “Age Limit Bill” was supposed to start and all Members of Parliament were around and ready for the business of the day.

However, only one Speaker was around and not ready to chair the house while the other was attending a burial in his constituency.

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Kadaga entered Parliament at around 11am on Tuesday but only to handle other commitments and not chairing plenary in the afternoon. According to a comment she gave to the Daily Monitor, it was her Deputy Oulanyah who was supposed to chair and in any case the latter had not “handed over” to show he was away.
Oulanyah received the new amendment Bill on Thursday last week and adjourned the house to Tuesday this week. At the time, Ms. Kadaga was in Mauritius attending the Common Wealth Parliamentary Association conference.
The Speaker returned to the country over the weekend when her Deputy Oulanya departed for his constituency in Omoro district to participate in the just concluded elections and later to attend the burial of his campaign manager’s father on Tuesday where he was the master of ceremonies according to sources who attended.
It remains unclear if the two did not know about each other’s schedules or whether they both wanted to dodge the expectedly hot debate.

ChimpReports can reliably confirm that there were several phone calls between the offices of the Speaker and the Deputy on Monday and the subject was chairing the house on Tuesday. We also learned of phone calls made by the Attorney General, Byaruhanga William to the office of the Deputy Speaker on Monday late afternoon for Oulanyah to retur to Kampala and handle the debate the next day.

Some reports say a plane was also set pick Oulanyah from Omoro to Kampala about 330 kilometers north of the Capital. The negotiations failed to work out and consequently no debate took place.
Oulanyah returned to Kampala on Tuesday night and we have exclusively been told that he was set to leave the country for United States on Wednesday afternoon.

The Ms. Kadaga is present and it remains unclear if Oulanyah has “handed over” the business to her before taking the flight. The order paper (order of the business of the day at Parliament) that
usually comes out at midday is yet to be issued.

The 10th Parliament registered a major challenge on Tuesday just three months after its inception, when both the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga and her Deputy Jacob Oulanyah failed to appear to steer the house.

The two were reconciled by President Yoweri Museveni after a bitter campaign for the legislative arm of government’s main job in April and May this year. The status quo was maintained by the Central Executive Committee of the National Resistance Movement party.

Yesterday, the debate on the contentious new constitutional amendments termed by media as “Age Limit Bill” was supposed to start and all Members of Parliament were around and ready for the business of the day. However, only one Speaker was around and not ready to chair the house while the other was attending a burial in his constituency.

Kadaga entered Parliament at around 11am on Tuesday but only to handle other commitments and not chairing plenary in the afternoon. According a comment she gave to the Daily Monitor, it was her Deputy Oulanyah who was supposed to chair and in any case, the latter had not “handed over” to show that he was away.

Oulanyah received the new amendment Bill on Thursday last week and adjourned the house to Tuesday this week. At the time, Ms. Kadaga was in Mauritius attending the Common Wealth Parliamentary Association conference.

The Speaker returned to the country over the weekend when her Deputy had departed for his constituency in Omoro district to participate in the election on Monday and later attend a burial of his campaign manager’s father on Tuesday.

It remains unclear if the two had no knowledge about each other’s schedules or whether they were both dodging the contentious Bill. Chimpreports can reliably confirm that there were several phone calls made between the offices of the Speaker and the Deputy on Monday and the subject was chairing the house on Tuesday.

We also learned of phone calls made by the Attorney General, Byaruhanga William to the office of the Deputy Speaker on Monday late afternoon seeking for Oulanyah’s return to Kampala to handle the debate the next day.

Some reports say a plane was also set pick Oulanyah from Omoro to Kampala about 330 kilometers north of the Capital. The negotiations however failed to earn results and consequently the debate on the Bill was stayed. Oulanyah returned to Kampala on Tuesday night and we have exclusively been told that he was set to leave the country for United States on Wednesday afternoon.

Meanwhile, Kadaga is also flying to the United States to attend the same event Oulanyah is going to attend. There is no business in Parliament for the meantime and no one knows when the two are going to return or agree.

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