Kadaga, Oulanyah Submit Interest Forms for Speakers Job

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They will be vetted by the Central Executive Committee of the NRM and by the NRM caucus before a final vote to be held by all members of the tenth parliament.

Two candidates have so far submitted, to the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party, their expression of interest in the race to become the Speaker of the tenth parliament.

They include Kamuli woman Member of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga and Omoro County MP Jacob Oulanyah. While Kadaga submitted her forms last evening, Oulanyah submitted his forms to the NRM Electoral Commission chairman, Dr Tanga Odoi, at about mid-day, today.

They will be vetted by the Central Executive Committee of the NRM and by the NRM caucus before a final vote to be held by all members of the tenth parliament.

Oulanyah declined to hold interviews with journalists on his intentions once he is elected Speaker, explaining that it would tantamount to campaigning, which is against the party guidelines.
 
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Meanwhile four MPs have so far submitted forms for the slot of Deputy Speaker of Parliament. They include Ajuri County MP Denis Hamson Obua, Mitooma Woman MP Jovah Kamateeka, National Female Youth MP Monica Amoding and Abbas Agaba, the newly elected MP for Kitagwenda County.

Obua unveiled a three-point plan of action outlining key issues that he hopes to accomplish once elected Deputy Speaker. He says this, is the beginning of his pursuit to become the Speaker of the Ugandan parliament in future.
 
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Jovah Kamateeka, on her part, is banking on her experience as chairperson of the Human Rights committee to steer the House.
 
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Jane Alisemera, one of the NRM commissioners, says all candidates have up to Friday April 29 to submit their applications.

 

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Olive Eyotaru
Olive Eyotaru is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Eyotaru has been a URN staff member since February 2015.

Eyotaru started practising journalism while still studying at Uganda Christian University. She was a reporter with Ultimate Media Consult Ltd between 2005 and 2007.

In 2009, Eyotaru joined Monitor Publications Limited, under KFM Radio as a parliamentary and business reporter. Consequently, Eyotaru started writing for the Daily Monitor newspaper until January 2015, when she moved to URN.

She is interested in reporting about politics, health, human rights, business and sports.