By Our Reporter
11th Feb 2019
The Clerk to Parliament has blocked the planned meeting of the Leader of the Opposition (LOP) Betty Aol Ochan with leaders of political parties to find a common ground on how to proceed with different legislations now before parliament.
In a loose minute notice, the clerk Jane Kibirige informs Aol that they cannot proceed with their meeting since parliament will be hosting the Bank of Uganda officials in an exit meeting with COSASE or they use the prime minister’s wing a note which Aol called an embarrassment and an act of huge sense of impunity.”
The leaders of the political parties who met on Wednesday last week had agreed to build consensus on the administration of parliament bill that seeks to among others make the office of the leader of opposition elective and the constitutional amendments bill of Wilfred Niwagaba that seeks to introduce a number of radical reforms in the constitution including kicking out the army from parliament among others and the action points were to be ratified today.
While the parties supported the Niwagaba bill , they oppose the Second bill that seeks to introduce reforms in how the leader of opposition and chief opposition whips are elected.