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Election of new Speaker set for Friday this week

By Rwenzori Daily

The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) has set today, as the date for expression of interest for the position of Speaker of Parliament following the demise of Jacob Oulanyah, according to highly-placed sources.

The Central Executive Committee (CEC) will later convene tomorrow and Caucus on Thursday. Sources added that the election of Speaker will be conducted on Friday.

In a statement, Government, the Chief Whip and NRM Parliamentary Caucus chairperson, Thomas Tayebwa, 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.

According to Tayebwa, all members are required to undertake a Covid-19 test. This procedure will take place today between 9:00am- 4:00pm and tomorrow from 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,” Mr. Tayebwa said in a yesterday afternoon statement.

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