By Elizabeth Ankunda

6th June 2024

The National Unity Platform Member of Parliament representing Njeru Municipality Jimmy Lwanga has challenged his fellow opposition members who boycotted the Presidential address at Kololo to stop playing cheap politics.

Lwanga who is the only opposition member from NUP attending the State of Nation Address (SONA) at Kololo says that the country has three institutions which include Executive, Judiciary and Legislature where they belong as members of parliament and their constituents expect them to attend presidential addresses to inform them as their representatives.

He adds that his colleagues would at least attend this address because parliament is heading for the budget reading of the year 2024-2025 and the presidential address would give them an insight on what to discuss or challenge the government on areas of improvement than boycotting the presidential address which he maintains to be playing cheap politics.

The legislator adds that during this address, the president should provide decisive solutions to corruption which is crippling government operations rather than just lamenting about it and also help in addressing the increasing insecurity in the country.

The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, Joel Ssenyonyi, declared that the Opposition would boycott the State of the Nation Address (SONA) and the Reading of the Budget scheduled for this week and next week, respectively.

Ssenyonyi criticized President Museveni for continuously regurgitating statements from the 1990s and 2000s, considering such speeches as a mockery to the Ugandan people.


Friday 7th June 2024 06:58:02 AM