Masaka Municipality Mp and Nup’s deputy president in charge of Central region Hon Mathias Mpuuga has been selected the new leader of opposition in 11th parlialment .
The leadership of National unity platform (Nup) held meeting today at their headquaters and finalised selection of Lop and Opposition Whip .Mpuuga appointed as Lop and Manjiya county Mp Baptist Nambeshe as opposition Whip.
Mr Lewis Rubongoya, the party secretary general, admitted that they were fairness in selection of these posts and not friendly terms.
With majority seats in the 11th Parliament, NUP is taking over leadership of the Opposition in the House from the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) that has held the baton for three five-year term.
Article 81 0f the Constitution as amended creates the position to oversee the affairs of the Opposition in Parliament.
According to the Administration of Parliament amendment Act 2006, the Leader of the Opposition principal role is to keep the government in check.
The LoP also appoints the Shadow Cabinet, is a member of the business committee, and participates in the determining and scheduling of Parliament business and sits on the Parliamentary Commission.
The LoP also gives the official response to the President’s State of the Nation Address.
The NUP party is also in consultation to form a shadow cabinet and fill the other positions, including the Chief Whip and the leadership of the four accountability committees, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Committee on Commissions Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE), Local Government Accounts Committee (LGAC), and Committee on Government Assurances.
“The Shadow Cabinet will be selected after this other side (Executive) announce their cabinet and we are consulting with our comrades because we are looking at these positions as mission oriented to aid the struggle,” Mr Rubongoya said.