BREAKING NEWS: Masaka Municipality MP Hon. Mathias Mpuuga has been appointed the Leader of Opposition (LOP) in the 11th Parliament.
Mpuuga’s appointment was announced on Friday by David Lewis Rubongoya, the Secretary-General of NUP.
The National Unity Platform (NUP) party deputy president for central region will now take over from Hon. Betty Aol Ochan of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) as the leader of opposition in the 11 parliament.
In other appointments, the Manjiya County MP, Hon. John Baptist Nambeshe has also been named the Opposition Chief Whip, a position that was previously held by FDC Spokesperson and Kira Municipality MP, Hon. Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda.
Nambeshe will be deputised by Hon. Kyebatukira Manjeri, the Woman MP for Jinja City, while Busiro East legislator, Hon. Medard Lubega Ssegona will head the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
Be low is a full list of appointments released by the NUP on Friday morning.
|NO.||Position||Name||Constituency / County|
|1.||Leader of Opposition||Hon. Mathias Mpuuga||Masaka Municipality – Nyendo Mukungwe|
|2.||Opposition Chief Whip||Hon. Nambeshe John Baptist||Manjiya County|
|3.||Deputy Chief Opposition Whip||Hon. Kyebatukira Manjeri||Jinja City Woman MP|
|4.||Commissioner of Parliament||Hon. Zaake Francis Butebi||Mityana Municipality|
|5.||Chairperson Public Accounts Committee||Hon. Medard Lubega Ssegona||Busiro East|
|6.||Vice Chairperson Public Accounts Committee||Hon. Basalirwa Asuman||Bugiri Municipality|
|7.||Chairperson COSASE||Hon. Joel. B. Ssenyonyi||Nakawa East|
|8.||Vice Chairperson COASE||Hon. Lucy Akello||Amuru District Woman MP|
|9.||Chairperson Government Asurances||Hon. Nambooze Betty Bakireke||Mukono Municipality|
About Mathias Mpuuga
Formerly a Democratic Party member, Mpuuga joined the National Unity Platform (NUP) in 2020 led by Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, 2021, presidential candidate together with 10 other DP Bloc members.
Others included; Joseph Ssewungu (DP), Medard Ssegona (DP), Betty Nambooze (DP), Moses Kasibante (Ind), Muwanga Kivumbi (DP), Allan Ssewanyana (DP), Ssempala Kigozi (DP), Ssentongo Robinah (DP), Veronica Namaganda (DP), Florence Namayanja (DP).
He was instrumental in January 2021 mobilisation that saw the NUP sweep many MP seats in Central region.