Parliament Leaves Baumann House

After parting ways with the opposition Democratic Alliance [TDA] to proceed as the FDC flag bearer, healing Col Dr Kizza Besigye had returned nomination forms to the Electoral Commission offices at Jinja Road.

Besigye’s forms are said to have been picked by the FDC Deputy Electoral Commission boss Michael Kabaziguruka before embarking on a brief nationwide hunt for the mandatory signatures.

At the EC offices, the forms wer this afternoon returned by the party EC Boss Dan Mugarura.

“We also want to book the nomination date for our candidate and go through the documents, district per district with the EC officials,” Mugarura revealed.

According to the FDC spokesperson Hon Semujju Nganda, Dr Besigye will be nominated on October 5th as per the Electoral Commission roadmap.

Unlike the earlier plan by the TDA to front a joint opposition candidate, Dr Kiiza Besgye will now be in the race with former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi following Wednesday’s the stalemate where the coalition summit could not zero on one candidate.
Parliament has vacated Baumann House and formally handed it over to its owners, story Sunbury Investments Limited.

The Parliamentary Commission has been renting Baumann House, located opposite Parliament Building, and occupied by Members of Parliament and staff, since the advent of multiparty system of government in 2006.

The decision to move out of Baumann House was taken following recommendations by the Committee on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs asking the Parliamentary Commission to set an example to other government ministries and departments that were renting premises at exorbitant rates.


“The Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee said we should live by example since we advise government departments against renting,” Jane Lubowa Kibirige, the Clerk to Parliament said.

According to Kibirige, the Commission will save over Shs 2 billion in annual rental fees that will be redirected to the construction of the new Parliament Chamber.

In its August 2014 Report on the Ministerial Policy Statement for the Parliamentary Commission 2014/2014, the Committee on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs reiterated a House Resolution of not renewing the tenancy agreement of Baumann House in order to save costs.

The Parliamentary Commission has since moved into the nearby Development House.

The brief handover ceremony was attended by the Clerk to Parliament, Jane Lubowa Kibirige, the Deputy Clerk, Okello Obabaru, the Sergeant-At-Arms, Ahmed Kagoye and Sunbury Investments representatives S. Mohamed Ali, Kartika Vora and Daniel Haguma.

Back to top button
Translate »

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker