Rugunda to be Approved Next Week-Kadaga

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Kadaga noted that the motion for approving Rugunda for the position would be tabled next week Tuesday and called upon party whips in the House to ensure that their members attend the session.

Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has noted that the House will discuss Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda's appointment as new Prime Minister next week Tuesday.
 
This was during her communication to Parliament in the afternoon plenary session as chair. 
 
Kadaga noted that the motion for approving Rugunda for the position would be tabled next week Tuesday and called upon party whips in the House to ensure that their members attend the session.
 
Kadaga explained that according to the Constitution, Rugunda's appointment is approved through the plenary.
 
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Article 108 A (1) of the Constitution of Uganda provides that there shall be a Prime Minister who shall be appointed by the President with approval of Parliament by simple majority from among Members of Parliament or Persons qualified to be elected members of Parliament.
 
On Friday last week, the Kinkizi West MP and NRM Party Secretary General Amama Mbabazi was dropped by President Yoweri Museveni as Prime Minister.
 
In the same communication President Museveni appointed Health Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda as Uganda's new Prime Minister with immediate effect.
 
This was highlighted in the President's letter dated Thursday, September 18th to the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga on his appointment of Rugunda as the new Prime Minister and asking the Speaker to organize for his vetting into the office.
 
In the letter, the President thanked Mbabazi for his service to the Country.   

 

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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.