Kadaga Insists on Katuntu: I am the Speaker, My Decision is Good for Uganda

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KAMPALA, Uganda

Uganda’s Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga has reminded opposition party FDC that she is the head of the house and her decisions can’t be contested.

According to the Speaker, Hon Abdu Katuntu who chairs Parliament’s Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) should be allowed ample time to conclude his investigations on Bank of Uganda.

Katuntu’s term of office will expire on January 13 amid a probe into controversial sale of Crane Bank and six other private banks.

FDC leadership which is mandated to fill the office with new candidate has already appointed Hon Mubarak Munyagwa as Katuntu’s replacement.

Before Parliament went into holiday, it proposed that Katuntu and his team should finish the process, submit a report and then submit a proposal that has faced hostility from the Leader of Opposition Ms. Betty Aol.

 “My request is not to say we will not have changes but the changes will come after they have reported,” she said.

She added, “I only requested for a few days after the committee’s term has expired. I requested for only two months and in the event that they have not finished the report, I asked for end of February.”

The Speaker added that after receiving the report the changes will come.

“I am the speaker of the house and my proposal is good for the institution and people of Uganda.”