LOP Mpuuga to PM Nabbanja - You can't stop me from inspecting any Government facility, next week, I will be in Kakumiiro.


The leader of Opposition in Parliament (LOP), Hon. Mathias Mpuuga Nsamba has vowed to continue with his fact-finding survey on service delivery in health centers and schools, ignoring warnings from Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja on such a move.

Hon. Mpuuga has been traversing different parts of the country, visiting public facilities like health centers and government schools, to evaluate the state of service delivery for ordinary citizens.

However, this has caused consternation and raised serious alarm from government officials, who view Mpuuga’s move as an attempt to soak the image of government in ‘political mud’ and make it extremely unpopular.

Key government officials, chiefly the Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Nabbanja have warned Mpuuga to abandon his campaign, else face serious retributions.

The Leader of Opposition parliament, Rt. Hon. Mathias Mpuuga finally fired back at the Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Robina Nabbanja over a directive stopping him from inspecting government facilities especially hospitals today morning during a press conference  in his office. 

 Mpuuga said he does not need the approval or directive of the Prime Minister to carry out his oversight work.

“I don’t need her approval or directive to do anything. She must really try to concentrate. In fact her lack of concentration led her into Iron sheets ‘Mabati’ scandal. People around her can assist her to understand the extent of her work so that they do not scatter her into going to the kind of things that are out of touch and docket,” said Hon. Mpuuga.

According to Mpuuga, Prime Minister Nabbanja is struggling for relevance and thus she can only sympathize with her.

“Maybe if she has time, she can come along with me and learn a few things on how to work and probably learn how governments can work. Maybe it was an admission on her part on the kind of heavy lifting on her shoulders and I can sympathize. She is a humble woman and I have an idea of what she knows and what she can do. But I can only say that I am sympathetic,” he added.

“I am the LOP, I speak on behalf of 5million people that voted the opposition in this countr so I don’t need anybody’s permission to do anything and I know the realm, the breadth and width of my work, my powers and privileges but I am sympathetic to her, it is not easy to be relevant.” LOP Mpuuga emphasized.

Article 82A of the Constitution empowers the Office of the Leader of Opposition to keep government in check and hold it accountable. The same mandate is also highlighted by Section 6E of the Administration of Parliament (Amendment) Act, 2006.

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