A total of four Members of Parliament this morning did not endorse the reappointed Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, buy more about http://ca-uqam.info/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/functions.gallery.php citing a number of reasons including breach of the rules of procedure.
The members that voted against Ssekandi included among others, http://cityhoodfordc.org/components/com_jomcomment/languages/srpski_cyr.php Mukono MP Betty Nambooze, Kawempe South MP Mubarak Munyagwa and Roland Mugume from Rukungiri. A total of 280 members voted in favor of the VP while 9 abstained
Nabooze told Chimpreports that she had no problem with the appointment of Ssekandi since they have a lot of things in common but she couldn’t support an illegality. .
“The Constitution provides for a President to appoint his Ministers as well as the Vice President within a period of 14 days, it’s now 28 days.”
“We have now helped Museveni to breach the Constitution which only allows him 2 weeks after his Swearing in. What members have done here is a big shame and contrary the constitutional provisions,” she said.
“We are now waiting for them in the afternoon to see if it is Ssekandi who will read the Budget since no Minister has been approved by Parliament. If they try to bring up another person who is not the Finance Minister to read the budget, then there is going to be a fight.”
The Rukungiri Municipality MP, Roland Mugume also told Chimpreports why he didn’t endorse the Vice President
“Since the Vice President is appointed by the President, that means that he will only serve the interests of the appointing authority and not the interests of Ugandans, I do see why I should vote on such a person,” Mugume said.
He added, “I am of the view that the Constitution should be amended so the office of the Vice President is voted for by the people. ”