The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga is holding a crisis meeting with the Leader of Opposition Betty Aol Ochan and the parliamentary commission ahead of the afternoon plenary session .
All prinicipals involved in the meeting are tight lipped about its agenda however, Kadaga and Ochan have publicly disagreed about who heads COSASE. Kadaga had requested Aol to extend outgoing COSASE chair Abdu Katuntu’s term until February to enable him complete the probe into Bank of Uganda’s closure of seven banks. Aol rejected the request.
Aol argued that Katuntu’s successor in the seat Mubarak Munyagwa and are his team are capable of bringing the inquiry to a successful close. Katuntu’s term as COSASE head ended on January 13, 2019. Munyagwa has expressed eagerness to continue the probe once he is sworn in.
The meeting is expected to pronounce itself on whether the Katuntu led COSASE committee will carry on or hand over. Mary Karooro Okurut, minister of general duties in office of the prime minister, is representing government in the meeting.