Returnee MPs Hit At Predecessors

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Bitangaro, a former State Minister of Gender, says while his predecessor, Tress Bucyanayandi endeavored to play his legislative role, he hopes to use his position to advocate for more

A number of former Members of Parliament who have bounced back in the 10th Parliament have hit at their predecessors, calling them non-performers.
 
 
They include Guma Gumisiriza, the Ibanda North MP, Tom Butime, Mwenge Central County, Dr. Nsaba Buturo, Bufumbira East and Sam Bitangaro, Bufumbira South MP.
 
 
The MPs were part of the seventh and eighth parliament before they lost their seats to their rivals. However, the MPs are part of those who took oath this morning as legislators in the 10th parliament.
 
 
Gumisiriza says that his re-election is proof that his successor Xavier Kyoma failed to make an impact in his first term in office.
 

//Cue In: The fact that...
Cue Out:...speaks millions//

Tom Butime, who served as Mwenge North MP in the 8th Parliament, criticised the former legislator, David Muhumuza for failing in his role as MP.
 
 
//Cue In: The MP failed...
Cue Out:...he didn't have// 

Dr. Buturo, who served as Ethics and Integrity MP, says his predecessor Eddie Kwizera failed to advocate for better health and education services for his electorate.
 

//Cue In: Clearly he did not...
Cue Out:...education and health//

Bitangaro, a former State Minister of Gender, says while his predecessor, Tress Bucyanayandi endeavored to play his legislative role, he hopes to use his position to advocate for more 
 
//Cue In: He played his part...
Cue Out:...for my people//


A total of 148 MPs have been sworn in today. Parliament continues with the exercise on Tuesday and Wednesday, with a total of 427 MPs expected to take oath.
 

 

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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.