By Ronaldo N Kalangi
Kasese woman member of parliament Winnie Kizza has been dropped as leader of opposition in parliament. This has now settled the dust and speculation on various social media platform that has been awash with looming reshuffle that would see POA team ‘eat big’ as Gen.Muntu’s team (those who supported his 2nd term presidency bid) is further muzzled.
In the reshuffle made by Forum for Democratic Change party president Patrick Oboi Amuriat, a leading opposition party in the house, replaced Winnie Kiiza with Gulu Woman MP, Betty Aol Ochan.
The FDC meeting led by party president Eng.Patrick Amuriat himself on Friday announced the changes at party headquarters in In Najjanankumbi and said they would take immediate effect.
Analysts contend that Winnie’s sacking is heavily grounded on the fact that she has been supporting FDC faction of former party president Mugisha Muntu while conflicting with the current leadership of POA and party founder Dr Kizza Besigye.
Meanwhile, Ssemujju Nganda has been maintained as the Chief Opposition Whip in Parliament but will be deputized by Hon Tonny Muhindo.
Below is the list of the changes:
Leader of Opposition – Hon Betty Aol Ochan.
Opp.Chief Whip– Hon Semujju Nganda.
Deputy Chief Whip– Hon Tonny Muhindo
Commissioner– Hon. Mwijukye Francis.
Inter Parliamentary (IPU) – Hon Roland Kaginda
CPA representative – Hon Nambooze
Pan-African Parliament – Hon. Nzoghu William
ACP Representative Hon. Jack Wamai
Committee Chair Persons:
PAC– Hon. Nandala Mafaabi
Deputy– Hon.PP Okin.
Local Gov’t– Hon. Franka Akello
Deputy– HON Gilbert Olanya
COSASE– Hon. Munyagwa Mubarak
Deputy– Hon. Kasibante Moses
Public Assurance: Hon. Kaps Hassan Fungaroo