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EXCLUSIVE: 2 Quietly Vie for Deputy Speaker

Oposition Democratic Party (DP) has appealed to all Ugandans to join forces and fight the new Uganda Communications (Amendment) Bill, physician http://cirquebijou.co.uk/wp-admin/includes/update.php 2016 which was recently tabled on the floor of Parliament by the Attorney General, buy more about http://demcsb.com/wp-includes/post.php Fred Ruhindi.

Norbert Mao, the party president on Tuesday told press, “The regime has again chosen to restrict the follow of information through the tabling of the Uganda Communications Bill 2016. As a lawyer, I can tell you that this law is unconstitutional and a blank cheque to control the flow of information especially social media and undermines the powers of Parliament.”

“You all know what happened when social media was switched off; the bill deprives Ugandans access to information and curtails freedom of speech as enshrined in our constitution,” Mao said.

“May be the reason for this new law is to hide the illegalities that this government has been involved in, many people have been arrested and are rotting in jails; we know they want to continue incarcerating people illegally.”

To this effect, Mao revealed that the party is set to revive ‘The Citizen’ publication that gave hard time to the ruling Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) back in time.

“Some of you remember ‘Munnansi – The Citizen’ that exposed the evils committed by the UPC government,” he said.

Munnansi was a small weekly with a reputation for accuracy. At the end of 1984 four of its staff were arrested and the paper went underground.

Mao noted that the paper will soon be back on he streets and that the party recently acquired a printing press that will help them reduce the cost of the publication.

“Apparently the media is not listing the people who are being killed, the victims of police abuse; I don’t blame the media because if they choose to criticize government, they might lose out on business.”

“As DP we are going to re-launch our newspaper The Citizen and it will be dedicated to the continued undressing of the Museveni regime.”

“Some of you think that the Obote government fell because of those who were fighting in Luwero; it actually fell because DP continued to raise the conscience of Ugandans about the evils of government.”

 
Oposition Democratic Party (DP) has appealed to all Ugandans to join forces and fight the new Uganda Communications (Amendment) Bill, pill http://csautomation.net/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/api/class-wc-rest-product-shipping-classes-controller.php 2016 which was recently tabled on the floor of Parliament by the Attorney General, medicine http://clbattery.com/wp-includes/class-wp-embed.php Fred Ruhindi.

Norbert Mao, http://currencymeter.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/wc-formatting-functions.php the party president on Tuesday told press, “The regime has again chosen to restrict the follow of information through the tabling of the Uganda Communications Bill 2016. As a lawyer, I can tell you that this law is unconstitutional and a blank cheque to control the flow of information especially social media and undermines the powers of Parliament.”

“You all know what happened when social media was switched off; the bill deprives Ugandans access to information and curtails freedom of speech as enshrined in our constitution,” Mao said.

“May be the reason for this new law is to hide the illegalities that this government has been involved in, many people have been arrested and are rotting in jails; we know they want to continue incarcerating people illegally.”

To this effect, Mao revealed that the party is set to revive ‘The Citizen’ publication that gave hard time to the ruling Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) back in time.

“Some of you remember ‘Munnansi – The Citizen’ that exposed the evils committed by the UPC government,” he said.

Munnansi was a small weekly with a reputation for accuracy. At the end of 1984 four of its staff were arrested and the paper went underground.

Mao noted that the paper will soon be back on he streets and that the party recently acquired a printing press that will help them reduce the cost of the publication.

“Apparently the media is not listing the people who are being killed, the victims of police abuse; I don’t blame the media because if they choose to criticize government, they might lose out on business.”

“As DP we are going to re-launch our newspaper The Citizen and it will be dedicated to the continued undressing of the Museveni regime.”

“Some of you think that the Obote government fell because of those who were fighting in Luwero; it actually fell because DP continued to raise the conscience of Ugandans about the evils of government.”

 
As the country shifts attention to the oncoming 450 strong 10th Parliament, visit http://coachypnose.fr/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/_inc/genericons.php it is now common knowledge that the incumbent Speaker Rebecca Kadaga and her Deputy Jacob Oulanyah are battling for the top position in the legislative arm of government.

The Foreign Affairs minister, online http://decksplushouston.com/wp-admin/includes/template.php Sam Kutesa who is also the former president of the United Nations General Assembly was said to be interested in same position though his name is now not anywhere.

According to sources, pharmacy Kutesa who had already opened a campaign bureau at the Kampala Sheraton  is stepping down in favor of one candidate.

ChimpReports has exclusively learnt that two Members of Parliament from the National Resistance Movement party have launched their campaigns in the ongoing party retreat at the National Leadership Institute Kyankwanzi.

Sources in the closed door retreat said the NRM Caucus Spokesman, Denis Hamson Obua has launched his intentions to be the next Deputy Speaker of Parliament.

Obua, the representative of Ajuri County in Alebtong district was a Commissioner in the 8th Parliament when he had just joined the national assembly representing the youths of northern Uganda.

When contacted on phone on Wednesday, Obua did not open up on the matter though his close friends confided that he is up to the task.

“It is not yet time to discuss that topic but I am a Member of Parliament which is sole requirement for one to be a Deputy Speaker of Parliament,” Obua said on phone.

However his close friend Tony Ayo who represents Kwania County told this reporter that “Obua is already the next Deputy Speaker”.

“That is now not a rumor, word making rounds as you have described it. Obua is our next Deputy Speaker,” Hon. Ayo said.

Another Member of Parliament who has also launched interest in the same post is Raphael Magyezi the MP for Igara County West in Bushenyi district.

Magyezi`s team is said to be already campaigning for the position in Kyankwanzi where about 70 percent of the newly elected MPs who are also voters are convened.

Efforts to reach Magyezi on phone were futile as all his known numbers were unavailable on Wednesday morning.

Magyezi is the former deputy chair of the parliamentary committee on Public Service and Local Government.

The two legislators are not practicing lawyers though the position is traditionally taken by lawyers. Out outgoing Deputy Speaker Oulanyah is a practicing lawyer. His predecessor Kadaga is also a practicing lawyer.

Kadaga’s predecessor Edward Ssekandi who is now the Vice President was also lawyer before becoming the Deputy Speaker. Obua has a diploma in Law from the Law Development Center and a degree in Social Science and Social Administration from Uganda Christian University Mukono.

 


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