The National Unity Platform, NUP Party has appointed the Nyendo-Mukungwe Division MP and NUP Deputy President for the central region, Mathias Mpuuga as the Leader of Opposition in the 11th Parliament.
As the largest opposition party with 59 MPs in the 11th Parliament, NUP is obliged to appoint the LOP. The new LOP replaces the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC Party’s Betty Aol Ochan.
His appointment was announced on Friday by David Lewis Rubongoya, the Secretary-General of NUP. The role of Leader of the Opposition is to keep the government in check and also appoint the Shadow Cabinet.
Meanwhile, the Party has appointed John Baptist Nambeshe, the Deputy President for Eastern Uganda and Manjiya County MP as the Opposition Chief Whip. He will be deputized by Kyebakutika Manjeri, the Jinja District Woman MP while Busiro South MP Medard Ssegona is the Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee and will be deputized by Asuman Basalirwa, the Bugiri Municipality MP.
Joel Ssenyonyi, the Nakawa West MP is the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee of Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (Cosase) and will be deputized by Luck Akello, the Amuru District Woman MP.
The others appointed include Betty Nambooze as Chairperson of Government Assurances.