NRM calls extra ordinary caucus to elect new flag bearer for speakership positions
By Kalule Paddy
The ruling National
Resistance Movement (NRM) has set Tuesday as the date for expression of
interest for the position of Speaker of Parliament following the demise of
According to Emmanuel
Dombo, the NRM Party Director for Communications, during today’s Cabinet
sitting, it was agreed that MPs will officially express interest on Tuesday.
Lwemiyaga County MP,
Theodore Ssekikubo also told Journalists at parliament that those interested in
the Speaker position are expected to submit their applications on Tuesday.
This was further confirmed In a
statement, Government Chief Whip and NRM Parliamentary Caucus chairperson,
Thomas Tayebwa, issued in which he said he had been instructed by President
Museveni who is the NRM chairman to call for a special caucus meeting on
Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 2pm at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds to
discuss the issue of Speaker of Parliament.
“All members are
required to undertake a Covid-19 test. This procedure will take place on
Tuesday 22nd March 2022, 9:00am- 4:00pm and Wednesday 23rd March, 2022, 9:00am
– 12:00 noon, at Parliamentary Conference Hall. Only members who will have
taken this test with the prescribed service provider at the Parliamentary
Conference Hall will attend the caucus,”
“I have been instructed by His Excellency
Yoweri Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda and National Chairman of
the NRM Party to call a special caucus meeting on Thursday 24th March 2022 at
Kololo Ceremonial grounds to discuss the issue of Speaker of Parliament,” reads
part of a notice to NRM MPs issued by Government Chief Whip, Thomas Tayebwa.