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FDC insists on Munyagwa taking over Cosase

The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) insists that Kawempe South MP Mubarak Munyagwa will take over the leadership of parliamentary committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (Cosase) despite protestations from the speaker. 

The tenure of Cosase's leadership under Bugweri County MP Abdu Katuntu expires at the end of this week. However, the change in the committee leadership has become a sticking point, with speaker Rebecca Kadaga insisting on having Katuntu's tenure extended. 

Kadaga last week said that the current leadership of the committee will only hand over the office after completing the ongoing probe into Bank of Uganda (BoU). She advised FDC to extend Katuntu's tenure up to the end of February in order to ensure that the work of parliament is not stifled. 

FDC spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda told journalists at the party headquarters that he has written to Kadaga, reminding her that Katuntu must hand over this week, and leave the new leadership with the discretion of moving forward with the Bank of Uganda probe.
"I have informed the speaker that we can save the Bank of Uganda investigations using rule 206. Under rule 206, you can a committee can co-opt any member for a specific assignment for a specific period. And I have told the speaker that I have already spoken to the new leadership of Hon. Munyagwa and they have agreed that when they assume officer which I guess is this week, they will co-opt or any other member of their choice. They can even ask the Hon. Katuntu to chair the Bank of Uganda probe up to the end." said Ssemujju. 
Munyagwa last week said he is ready to take over the leadership of Cosase from Katuntu and complete the central bank probe.

When FDC reshuffled leadership in parliament in August last year, Ssemujju says Kadaga requested the party to let committee's complete the work they were doing. But some committees took on new assignments.
FDC has been systematically shuffling leaders who were seen to be sympathetic to former party president, Gen Mugisha Muntu. He quit the party last year and has promised to launch a new party.


+3 #1 jose 2019-01-08 12:47
Madam speaker, save ur respect Kantuntu didnt get a certificate in probing Bank of Uganda at school
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+3 #2 eric L 2019-01-08 15:48
Thing is both Kadaga and FDC have one common ground on this one_they all wish Uganda well.

The difference may be in the means. I also first thought FDC had got off track totally until I heard MP Moses Kasibante speak and I trusted they are fully right.

In Moses analysis,the Katuntu COSACE committee does not only have the BOU probe as the only pending report, rather 8 others and so if they are to hand over after completing work then it may be 1 year later on and again the culprits in these reports will have legal grounds to try to fight the authority of the committee thus let Katuntu and Kadaga live the law which am sure they know more than I do.

As Semujju says FDC or Munyagwa and his committee may if they wish co-opt any member to support them. We really need no more havoc on this as the mice may escape as the cats fight each other.
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+1 #3 Ugthinker 2019-01-08 17:31
If Katuntus stay at Costa se has attracted criticism for whatever reason, the most decent thing is to PACK up and go. If he is as serious as he has said today, we wouldn’t even be having this conversation!

That Munyagwa is half fit to do the job is nosense in my view. What we need are not phd holders but honest people with a real zeal to catch the NRM thieves and their points men.

That’s all. After all most of the grand corruption has been orchestrated by the most qualified amongst us many of whom were educated off the public purse!
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0 #4 Akot 2019-01-08 19:28
Quoting eric L:
Thing is both Kadaga and FDC have one common ground on this one - they all wish Uganda well.

As Semujju says FDC or Munyagwa and his committee may if they wish co-opt any member to support them. We really need no more havoc on this as the mice may escape as the cats fight each other.


It's always Ugandans fighting themselves or maintaining the tribalistic system without which Museveni would be out!

Why don't Ugandans still understand they MUST bring Museveni down in UNITY, if they want a start Together or go Seperately after?

As things are how do our people even think of going for next fake election that the demon has already won?

When Museveni will drop dead of old age, he will leave Ugandans tribally divided & holding on to tribal identity, while those who served him in posts will be enemies, right?
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0 #5 Lakwena 2019-01-10 08:45
The battle of ego will destroy us all.

But if we become humble then we can easily solve all our problems without hurting each other.

In other words, clinging to a position when it is time to go and even unto to life is a vice. While letting go, is a virtue, a relief, greatness and peace of mind.

Even life, which we cherish so much, we have to let go and rest in peace; from perpetual anxiety of insecurity, strife and uncalled for animosity.
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