Oulanyah was called to preside over Wednesday’s session to allow Speaker Rebecca Kadaga to mourn her niece Sheila Alitwala Kadaga who died on Monday. This came moments after Koboko Woman MP Margaret Babadiri put Kadaga to the task to explain the whereabouts of the Deputy Speaker at a time when she needed a break to deal with the loss.
Oulanyah has not chaired any parliamentary session for over a year now. The Deputy Speaker and Kadaga, who is preparing for a contest for the Speaker’s job when the position falls vacant in May this year, have been conflicting over chairing the house since the 2016 speaker’s race, in which Oulanyah had sought to unseat Kadaga.
The MPs demanded to know why the ministry had failed to implement a number of activities under the Energy for Rural Transformation project III leading to a decision by the World Bank to withhold US$ 1.698m.
The committee demanded that the accounting officer provides a list detailing reasons for underperformance such that the committee while writing its report is guided on who to hold responsible.