KABALE– The leaders of Opposition in the 11th Parliament have ruled out on going to Kololo ceremonial grounds to meet the Minister of Education and Sports Janet Kataha Museveni to discuss issues of Schools reopening.
This comes after Thursday’s last week’s communication from Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among indicating that the Minister, who is also First Lady requested to meet MPs on Wednesday this week to discuss the planned reopening of schools early next year.
This prompted the Opposition in Parliament to raise an objection to a request by the Minister of Education, to meet Members of Parliament at Kololo Independence Grounds that was scheduled for a week to discuss the cause.
While speaking to the media on Friday at Cephas inn hotel in Kabale Municipality in their outreach program visit to Kigezi sub regional, Abed Bwanika the shadow Minister for Agriculture who doubles as the Kimanya-Kabonera legislator said that they were elected to go to parliament not Kololo so if minister wants to talk to them, she should find them in parliament.
Bwanika who is also a former Presidential candidate said that parliament has its rules stressing that although schools have a month to reopen, the Legislators are still waiting for the Minister to come on the floor of parliament to dissect her issues.
Bwanika added that whether MPs go to Kololo or not, schools will reopen in January next year.
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The leader of opposition in Parliament Mathias Mpuuga who was also part of the visiting team noted that the Parliament respects the Minister of Education so she should respect them too.
Mpuuga also blasted some leaders blackmailing the opposition for not going to Kololo that they don’t care saying that those who care have been advocating for reopening of schools not purchase of Vaccines.
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Others on the visiting team included the Ndorwa East legislator Hon. Wilfred Niwagaba who doubles as the shadow attorney General and Joyce Bagala the Mityana woman MP who doubles as the Minister of Information and Anti-Corruption.