The incoming Leader of Opposition Betty Aol Ochan has described herself as a humble and respectful politician who will be able to work with all.
Aol Ochan, also the Gulu Woman Member of Parliament since 2006 was on Friday announced as the Leader of Opposition in Parliament by Party President Patrick Amuriat replacing Kasese Woman MP Winfred Kiiza who has served since 2016.
She said that since she joined Parliament, she has supported party collective decisions and has not undermined the powers of the incumbent Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) President. She added that some people have reservations about Amuriat, but he is the FDC president now.
According to her, she was elected because of her ability to work with everyone, her humbleness and long time commitment to the Party.
Aol said that she is coming in the position of LoP to stop extravagancy in Parliament, issues of corruption and most importantly work with all. She appreciated her predecessor for a very tremendous job.
She said that her focus will be putting Government to task, check; ensure negotiations, and ensuring priority matters.
She said that MPs and leaders should be patriotic, people of integrity and not corrupt.
According to Aol Government has neglected some vital parts of the economy like health, and Agriculture, making people to suffer yet their livelihood is agriculture.
Aol said that President Museveni has not been doing well, and has been changing goal post and failing to act as an elder by not keeping his word.
however she said that the President is a hard-worker, who people should emulate .
Aol will work with Kiira Municipality MP Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda who has been maintained as the Opposition Whip in Parliament. He will be deputized by Bukonzo East MP Harold Tonny Muhindo who takes over a post hitherto held by Rukungiri Municipality MP Roland Mugume Kaginda who has been nominated as a member of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).
Francis Mwijukye has been named Parliament Commissioner ,Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze is representative at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), Busongora North MP William Nzoghu is Pan African Parliament (PAP) representative while Mbale Municipality MP Jack Wamai Wamanga is sent to represent FDC at the African Caribbean and Pacific Parliament (ACP).
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