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THIS WEEK: Mixed feelings as Kadaga extends term of COSASE leaders

New chairperson Munyagwa

THIS WEEK: Mixed feelings as Kadaga extends term of COSASE leaders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders of the Parliamentary Committee on Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) Abdu Katuntu and Deputy Anita Among were supposed to handover to new committee chairperson Mubarak Munyagwa and Deputy Moses Kasibante on Jan.15.  But speaker Rebecca Kadaga sought to extend their term for a month to Feb.20 in order for them to finish an ongoing investigation into the circumstances under which Bank of Uganda closed and took over commercial banks.

She told parliament that changing leadership before the probe is concluded might jeopardize its results something that some members of the opposition didn’t buy into saying that  incoming Deputy Kasibante for instance has been a member of the committee which means he can carry on from where they have left.

Leader of Opposition in Parliament Betty Aol said the proposed extension of the term was ill perceived and selfish saying that committee work is endless and that the new team are capable of continuing since they have been actively involved and following the probe.

When the new leaders were appointed in August, there followed frenzy especially on social media with sections saying such an accountability committee cannot be headed by Munyagwa who is seen by some as a joker who can’t articulate issues as well as the incumbent has been doing.

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