The previously combative Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga and Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Betty Aol Ochan have pointedly softened their tones and finally found a common ground on COSASE leadership.
The committee on Commissions, Statutory Authority and State Enterprises leadership impasse engulfed Kadaga and Aol into an open collision course spontaneously expressed on cameras.
The duo held a second closed door meeting on Tuesday to resolve their differences and forge a common path on the fate of COSASE leadership.
According to opposition sources, the meeting that was also attended by the Shadow Attorney General, Wilfred Nuwagaba resolved to extend the tenure of Abdu Katuntu and his team to February 2019 to allow them conclude the contentious Bank of Uganda probe.
“Katuntu and his group are going to continue with the investigations tomorrow (Wednesday). We expect him to accomplish in February,” said a source in opposition.
Opposition earlier wanted the newly appointed chairperson, Mubarak Munyagwa of Kwempe south to immediately take leadership of COSASE but Kadaga extended the expiring tenure of Katuntu and his deputy Anita Among by one month.
In a hasty press briefing on Tuesday, Aol confirmed to journalists that Katuntu is indeed going to chair COSASE on Wednesday.
“Hon. Abdu Katuntu shall continue with COSASE assignment tomorrow,” Aol briefly said.
She however did not divulge details saying Kadaga is going to make the pronouncement on the floor of Parliament on Wednesday.
“The rest is going to be communicated by the right honorable speaker tomorrow,” added Aol.
The designation of other new chairpersons is also expected to be extended to February.
ChimpReports exclusively reported on January 9th 2019 about the first closed door meeting between the two leaders on January 8th 2019.
The meeting according to technical sources was aimed at confidence building towards a new relationship free from impulsive public statements.