Uganda: Mpuuga

Uganda: Mpuuga

The previous chief of the opposition in Parliament, Matthias Mpuuga, has affirmed his admiration and backing for his occasion president, Robert ‘Bobi Wine’ Kyagulanyi.

Nevertheless, Mpuuga voiced considerations that Kyagulanyi’s actions may be inhibiting the expansion of the Nationwide Unity Platform (NUP), a celebration solely based within the runup to the 2021 common elections.

“We love him and wish to assist him to larger heights, however we additionally must develop within the course of,” Mpuuga stated whereas showing on Bulange Mengo-based CBS FM station on Saturday.

“It is not proper to push us down as we develop.”

Kyagulanyi, who leads NUP, on Thursday requested Mpuuga, additionally the occasion’s deputy president for the Buganda area, to resign from his place as parliamentary commissioner, a mere three months after his appointment.

Allegations of corruption and abuse of workplace prompted this request.

In response, Mpuuga, the MP for Nyendo-Mukungwe, refuted accusations of fraudulent receipt of a Shs500 million ‘service award’ from Parliament in an announcement launched on Friday.

The strained relationship between the 2 leaders, exacerbated by disagreements over operational methodologies, has acquired in depth media protection.

Mpuuga clarified that the allotted funds had been acquired by official channels, accepted by a Parliamentary Fee throughout his tenure as Chief of the Opposition.

He harassed that the allocation underwent scrutiny by related parliamentary committees to make sure legality, feasibility, sustainability, and relevance.

Nevertheless, former LoP Ogenga Latigo advised NBS TV that the award ought to have been taken to the ground of parliament as a result of “the Parliamentary Fee has no powers” to independently award such monies and that they need to have first amended the regulation.

Mpuuga advised CBS he had but to obtain the cash even because the minutes of the 2022 assembly indicated the award took instant impact and he misplaced his seat final December.

“I have not gotten the cash but, nonetheless ready for the primary installment this quarter,” Mpuuga stated, who added that her relationship with Speaker Anita Amongst goes a good distance.

“Amongst taught at my faculty the place I paid her a wage,” he stated. “We had been hustling collectively in FDC,she just isn’t unusual.

“However there is no such thing as a friendship allowance awarded in Parliament. All the pieces is completed by the regulation and if it isn’t, the IGG intervenes.”

Whereas affirming his loyalty to the occasion president, Mpuuga emphasised the need for facilitating their collective progress with out obstruction.

“We admire and assist him, nevertheless it’s essential for us to advance. Stifling our progress is counterproductive,” he stated.

Mpuuga cautioned towards indiscipline, underscoring the importance of exhibiting respect in the direction of the Kabaka of Buganda, particularly in mild of latest situations the place purported NUP supporters on-line have maligned the king.

“If one is engulfed in a tradition of indiscipline, efficient management turns into unattainable. I unequivocally condemn any type of disparagement directed in the direction of the Kabaka of Buganda or the Katikiro of Buganda,” acknowledged Mpuuga.

He condemned any disrespectful conduct in the direction of the Kabaka of Buganda and the Katikiro of Buganda, stressing the detrimental impression of such actions on efficient management.

Expressing his unwavering assist for Buganda’s royal figures, Mpuuga known as for a united effort to safeguard their dignity amidst rising considerations over diminishing respect in the direction of conventional authorities.

Mpuuga additionally addressed the difficulty of professionalism and integrity inside the political sphere, advocating for accountability concerning parliamentary allowances.

He revealed his yet-to-receive allotted funds, highlighting the need for well timed disbursement to satisfy legislative obligations successfully.

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