Bugweri County Member of Parliament Abdu Katuntu is set to retire from active politics.
Katuntu who is also the chairperson of parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (Cosase) has promised not to stand again as MP when his term expires in 2021.
He has been a legislator since 2001.
Speaking to mourners at the burial of Esinasi Negesa Nagwomo – mother to Nagwomu Moses Musamba, the Bunyole East MP at Kachonga in Butaleja district last weekend, Katuntu said 20 years is enough and it’s high time he retired from active politics.
“It’s better for one to serve and leave for others also to take over; five years is too short a time for any leader to make any impact. Twenty years is good enough,” he said.
Meanwhile, Katuntu and his deputy Anita Among (Bukedea Woman MP) are supposed to hand over Cosase office to Kawempe South MP Mubarak Munyagwa and Rubaga North’s Moses Kasibante on January 13.
Due to the ongoing probe into BOU, Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga extended their term to February 20 to give them time to complete their assignment.
However, Leader of Opposition Betty Aol Ochan opposed the Speaker’s decision saying, “We shall not let Kadaga decide for opposition, for us we believe everyone is able, Kadaga want to bring politics of not leaving seat in opposition.”
Kasilo County MP Elijah Okupa also member of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) said those opposed to the extension will have to seek legal alternatives.
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