NRM Rebel MPs Dropped in Parliament Committees Shake Up

Parliament has effected a reshuffle in sessional and sectorial committees dropping the leadership of all National Resistance Movement (NRM) Members of Parliament who voted against the controversial Constitutional Amendment Bill that saw the lifting of the presidential age limit.

The bill was fronted by Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi.

The changes were announced by government chief whip Ruth Nankabirwa in a Tuesday parliamentary sitting chaired by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga.

Among those dropped are Mbale Woman MP Connie Galiwango (former chairperson Education committee), Fort Portal Municipality MP Alex Ruhunda (Committee on Trade, Tourism and Industry), Buvuma County MP Robert Migadde (Committee of Agriculture), Amuria district woman MP Susan Amero (formerly Vice chairperson Presidential Committee) and Kampala Central MP Mohammed Nsereko (Committee on Equal Opportunities).

The reshuffle, however, affected even MPs who supported the lifting of presidential age limit. Mityana Woman MP Judith Nabakooba (former chair Committee on Defence and Internal Affairs), Luweero Woman MP Lillian Nakate (Physical Infrastructure committee).

Notable beneficiaries of the reshuffle are Amolatar district Woman MP Ruth Doreen Amule who will chair the Defence and Internal Affairs committee, Bukooli Island County MP George Abott Ouma will head the East African Affairs committee, Pallisa County MP Jacob Richards Opolot will head the Education committee while People with Disabilities MP Central Alex Ndeezi will chair the committee on Gender.

Bukuya County MP Michael Iga Bukenya will chair the Health committee, Tororo North County MP Annet Nyakecho will lead the ICT committee, Nakifuma County MP Robert Kafeero Ssekitoleko will steer the Physical Infrastructure committee, Adjumani woman MP Jesca Ababiku will be in charge of the Presidential Affairs committee with West Budama County South MP Jacob Marksons Oboth continuing to chair the Legal Affairs committee.

PLEASE NOTE: Factual corrections have been made to this article.

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