The House Appointments Committee chaired by Deputy Speaker, Anita Among on Tuesday backtracked on its earlier position and approved Kaboyo’s ministerial appointment. A total of 22 legislators from the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party voted in favour of Kaboyo’s approval, 4 Opposition MPs rejected while 1 abstained.
Isaiah Sasaga, the Budadiri East MP, a member of the committee, says that some of the appointees had missing documents. He says that others had varying names on their Ordinary and Advanced level certificates.
Male Mabirizi has written to the clerk of Parliament Jane Kibirige asking her to block the appointment of General Paul Lokech who has been appointed the Deputy Inspector General of Police on grounds that it is an illegality.
Kaka did not show up for the vetting process at 10:00 am, sending a message that he was unwell. Some committee members say Kaka new that he wasn't going to be approved anyway, owing to the misdeeds of ISO agents under his command
Advocates certificates are renewed on an annual basis. But Kafuuzi last renewed his certificate of practice on April 22, 2015, slightly over three years after enrolling as an advocate on January 18, 2012, according to the roll of advocates posted on the Judiciary Website http://judiciary.go.ug/data/ladvocates/
Those who appeared before the committee today include the current Director of Public Prosecution-DPP Mike Chibita, who was appointed a justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Flavian Zeija who was appointed Principle Judge and the Executive Chairman of Cipla Quality Chemical Industries Emmanuel Katongole, who was appointed Chairperson of the Uganda National Oil Company-UNOC.
The newly appointed Minister for Security, General Elly Tumwine, says that collaboration will cure insecurity in the country. Tumwine was speaking to journalists at Parliament immediately after his appearance before the Appointments Committee chaired by Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga.
Parliaments Appointments Committee chaired by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga is today set to vet the newly appointed Inspector General of Police IGP Martin Okoth Ochola and his Deputy, Brigadier Sabiiti Muzeei. According to an official communication issued by the Clerk to Parliament Jane Kibirige, the committee is to also interface with Gen. Elly Tumwine, the newly appointed Security Minister.
Parliaments rules, privileges and discipline committee has recommended to parliament to open up proceedings of the appointments committee to the public. The recommendation is carried in the committee report to parliament on the amendment of the Rules of Procedure of parliament. It is a legislative practice for each new parliament to make its own rules.
The attempt to block Kavuma was hatched by Western Youth MP Gerald Karuhanga and city lawyer Eron Kiiza. The two were seeking court declaration that the appointment of Justice Kavuma as deputy Chief Justice was unconstitutional because his name was never endorsed by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).