Kawempe South MP Mubarak Munyagwa has Monday officially assumed the office of chairperson of Parliament’s committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE).
Munywagwa takes over from Bugweri County MP Abdu Katuntu who promised to relinquish the chair after presenting the report on Bank of Uganda probe into the sale of defunct commercial banks last week.
During the handover at Parliament, Katuntu said he shall always be available for any consolation and any technical support for the good of the country.
Katuntu asked Munyagwa to deal with backlog and focus on institutions with huge budgets to get value for money.
While receiving the tools of office, Munyagwa warned those who have been pitting him against Katuntu.
“The public and the media should desist from comparing Hon. Abdu Katuntu and I, because we are two different individuals with totally different capacities,” Munyagwa noted.
Munyagwa promised to handle all matters before him judiciously, working with all Committee members in unison.
Katuntu was last year dropped as chairperson by the FDC president Patrick Amuriat.
Katuntu says he shall always be available for any consultations and any technical support for the good of the country.
Munyagwa’s takeover delayed because of the BoU probe causing tensions within and outside the opposition political party.