We Are Tired Of Kawukumi! NRM CEC Overhauls Parliamentary Committees Amidst Corruption Scandals, Postpones Leadership Appointments

We Are Tired Of Kawukumi! NRM CEC Overhauls Parliamentary Committees Amidst Corruption Scandals, Postpones Leadership Appointments

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By Spy Uganda

Kampala: The NRM Central Executive Committee (CEC) has rejected the list submitted by the Chief Whip and instead opted for a comprehensive overhaul.

In a meeting chaired by the President Museveni at State House, Entebbe, the CEC unanimously resolved to appoint new members to the various sessional committees.

However, the appointment of the parliamentary leadership of the ruling NRM party has been deferred for two weeks to ensure transparency.

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“CEC resolved to mandate the Government Chief Whip to present the approved Nominees for designation to the respective Parliamentary committees, defer the designation for the vacant leadership positions of the sessional committees for two weeks,” reads part of the resolutions.

Furthermore, only the chairpersons and vice chairpersons of committees who were appointed last year have been reappointed, while others must reapply.

CEC’s decision affects a broad range of committees, including key sectors such as Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Defence and Internal Affairs, East African Community Affairs, Education and Sports, Environment and Natural Resources, Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Foreign Affairs, and Gender, Labour and Social Development.

Other committees include Health, Information, Communication Technology and National Guidance, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Presidential Affairs, Public Service and Local Government, Tourism, Trade and Industry, and Physical Infrastructure.

The decision is seen as a strategic move by President Museveni to consolidate control and ensure loyalty within the ranks of the NRM as the party navigates ongoing political and socio-economic challenges especially corruption among top government officials.

This leadership overhaul reflects the President’s continuous efforts to rejuvenate the party’s structure and enhance the effectiveness of parliamentary committees in addressing national issues. The re-designation aims to inject fresh perspectives and drive within the parliamentary operations, aligning with the NRM’s broader agenda of development and stability.

The new decision by NRM’s CEC follows corruption allegations at Parliament. Some members of parliament have already been remanded on corruption charges with a couple others expected to report to CID for questioning.

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Last week, MPs Yusuf Mutembuli; Lwengo Woman MP, Cissy Namujju and Paul Akamba were sent on remand to Luzira prison for allegedly soliciting twenty percent share of the budget of Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) in exchange for influencing its increase.

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