The Government Chief Whip, Ruth Nankabirwa on Wednesday promised full support to the newly appointed Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Betty Aol Ochan.
Ms. Nankabirwa, shortly after the confirmation of Aol, rose to the floor to congratulate and encourage the latter.
“I congratulate my sister Betty Aol for being appointed the Leader of Opposition and on behalf of the Leader of Government business and the whole government side, I promise her full support,” Nankabirwa said as NRM and opposition members applauded.
She noted that the office of the Leader of Opposition is part of government that equally needs support like other institutions.
“There is no way we can fail to give a hand when it is needed. I implore my sister (Aol) to reach out to me anytime something is not working out,” she noted.
The Government Chief Whip also praised the Forum for Democratic Change president, Patrick Amuriat for once again picking a woman for the big responsibility.
“Honorable members also allow me to thank the FDC President for again choosing a lady to be in charge of the Leader of Opposition in Parliament. It’s a big honor to us women.”
Aol was on Wednesday formally confirmed by the presiding Speaker, Jacob Oulanyah as the new LOP, 5 days after her appointment on August 3rd 2018.
The FDC National Executive Committee meeting convened by Amuriat on Friday last week at the party headquarters in Najjankumbi, named Aol as the new LOP replacing Kasese Woman MP Winnie Kiiza.