Following recent tension in the advanced changes of the committee on commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) leadership, Speaker of parliament Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga holds firm on having the Bugweri county MP Abdul Katuntu’s leadership extended.
Hon. Kadaga says Katuntu has to continue with the probe until he files the final report on irregularities cited in the closure of seven commercial Banks by the Central Bank.
Betty Aol Ochan leader of opposition (LoP) has since contested Kadaga’s request insisting that reshuffle has to take place in COSASE leadership with Mubarak Muyagwa Kawempe South MP replacing Katuntu as COSASE chair and Mosses Kasibante Rubaga North MP as the Depute chair COSASE replacing Anita Among Bukedea woman MP.
While in a press conference at parliament on Thursday Kadaga noted that Ms. Ochan was pressed without any chance to enact her communication with the press.
Kadaga added that despite Ms. Ochan’s deviance her decisions are final as the Speaker of parliament and no one will act against her resolutions.
“I am the Speaker of the house, I am the head of this institution and my proposal is good for the institution.”
Nevertheless, Kadaga observed that there is no harm in extending COSASE leadership until the end Feb. to allow them write a report and close BoU probe given the hard commission before them.
According to Kadaga on 13 of Jan. 2019 all the other committees will end their term as stated.
Kadaga says COSASE should continue with its probe until the final report is filed regarding illegal selling of seven commercial Banks by BoU.
“COSASE is finalising its inquiries on BoU. We expect them to write a report and hand it over to the House before they move.”
Kadaga is not against FDC changes only that COSASE is at a very critical stage and altering leadership at this time will threaten their work.
Parliament resumes work on 8th of January 2019.