NRM Names Parliamentary Commissioners

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The trio was endorsed by the NRM party Central Executive Committee CEC at a meeting convened at State House, Entebbe on Wednesday evening. According to sources that attended the meeting, the trio was selected out of a list of 25 MPs who had expressed interest in the positions.

The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party has named its representatives to the Parliamentary Commission. They include Peter Ogwang, the Usuk County MP, Arinaitwe Rwakajara Workers MP and Kibale Woman MP, Robinah Nabbanja.

 
The trio was endorsed by the NRM party Central Executive Committee (CEC) at a meeting convened at State House, Entebbe on Wednesday evening. According to sources that attended the meeting, the trio was selected out of a list of 25 MPs who had expressed interest in the positions.


Ogwang confirmed the development in a brief interview with URN. "It is true that I have been confirmed as a commissioner. I am happy that the party trusts me in this position and I am ready to serve," he said. The names of the appointees will now be forwarded to Parliament for consideration. 



They join Cecilia Ogwal, Dokolo Woman MP, who appointed by the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) to the Commission. Others parliamentary Commission members include the Speaker as chairperson, Deputy Speaker, Prime Minister, Government Chief Whip and Minister of Finance. 



With this development, the Commission will now be able to endorse Parliament policy matters, including recruitment of staff, promoting and exercising disciplinary control over persons holding public office in Parliament. It will also review the terms and conditions of service, standing orders, training and qualifications of persons holding offices in Parliament.



The Central Executive Committee also appointed Dokolo County MP, Felix Okot Ogong, Kumi Woman MP, Jackline Amongin and Sembabule Woman MP, Hanifah Kawooya to the Pan African Parliament (PAP). 

 

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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.