Rebecca Kadaga has sailed through the nominations unopposed for the position of Speaker of the 10th parliament.
Parliament is voting for the new speaker and the deputy speaker today.
Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma is presiding over the first sitting of the 10th parliament.
The legislator who proposed Jacob Oulanyah’s name for speaker was booed down after Kavuma called for a seconder and no one stood up.
Raphael Magezi, the MP for Igara moved the motion fronting Kadaga for speakership.
Dokolo Woman MP, Cecilia Ogwal, seconded it.
In her presentation, Ogwal lauded Kadaga for ensuring a highly modern security system at parliament and other institutions including the presidency.
“Hon Kadaga is a people Speaker, she has taken Parliament to the people,” she said.
She said Kadaga has taken Parliament to the people in parliamentary Outreaches, spearheaded building of infrastructure including the building of roads and bridges.
Ogwal noted that Kadaga has advocated for construction of schools for girls in rural areas and opening up of new universities.
“As a mother hen, she protects MPs regardless of their political affiliation. Kadaga has all the qualities to be an excellent and indisputable Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda.”
She said Kadaga had made parliament a pro -people Parliament.
After sailing through the nomination unopposed, Justice Steven Kavuma declared Hon. Rebecca Kadaga as Speaker of 10th Parliament.
Moments later, President Yoweri Museveni graced the house and administered oaths.
Kadaga has been sworn in as the new Speaker of the 10th parliament.