The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has said that the tenure of office of the current leadership of the Committee on Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) will come to an end when they hand over the BOU probe report.
Kadaga made the revelation while addressing journalists at her chambers today.
Kadaga said the Abdu-Katuntu led committee still has urgent business to conclude and it will be unfair to change leadership at this crucial stage.
Kadaga and the Forum for Democratic Change have conflicted over the tenure of the committee. The committee was supposed to change leadership at the end of the December but Kadaga advised that its term be extended because it was handling the BoU probe.
The FDC leadership in Parliament led by Betty Aol Ochan, the Leader of Opposition, objected to the decision claiming there were “some vested interests” in the extension.
Katuntu, who many say has done a fine job, yesterday said he was willing to relinquish the leadership of the committee.
Mubarak Munyagwa, the Kawempe South MP was designated as new chairperson of the committee, replacing Katuntu.
But Kadaga today made a final decision that the committee first winds up the BoU probe on the closure of commercial banks before its leadership.
She gave the committee up to end of February to conclude business.