New Leader of Opposition Leader in parliament calls for dialogue as she takes office

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The newly appointed Leader of opposition in parliament Aol Betty Acan has called for a dialogue among all opposition parties if a vibrant opposition is to be realized in the country.

Aol made the remarks this afternoon as she addressed house upon her confirmation as the new leader of opposition in parliament by the deputy speaker Jacob Oulanya replacing kasese district woman Mp Winnifred Kiiza.

She notes that following her appointment amongst other mps on the oppositions side for different positions last week, there has been misconception from a number of people.

The Gulu Woman MP has told colleagues in and outside Parliament that only unity, will drive them towards their aspirations of checking the government.

She implored all opposition Parties to work together for a common goal.

Betty Acan Aol further called for respect, accommodate and give opportunity to one another for better service to the people.

NRM chief whip Ruth Nankabirwa welcomed Acan urging her to lead  a constructive not destructive opposition.

She says the Kawempe south MP Mubarak Munyagwa who was appointed to lead the COSASE committee needs prayers to handle the big task ahead of him.

Meanwhile, on a lighter note, the West Budama south mp Oboth Oboth raised a matter of concern whether the house was proceeding well when NRM party was the most happy as Aol was introduced compared to the opposition side that she is leading.

Meanwhile; The former leader of Opposition Winnie Kiiza assures her predecessor Betty Aol  Acan full support during her reign.

Kiiza has this afternoon addressed parliament as she ends her tenure as the LOP appreciating fellow mps for the support and good working relationship that enabled her smoothly serve in her capacity.

She notes that during her time of service, it was pleasing to her to see that the ruling party of NRM could accommodate the guidance and proposals from the opposition leadership in parliament on particular issues that could be considered as aimed at taking the country ahead.

She says her responsibilities in line of politics shall continue to shrive especially when it comes to fighting for matters affecting common Ugandans.

Meanwhile, regarding the media reports that appeared in the Daily monitor newspaper that she was not to leave the office of LOP, Kiiza explains this as unfortunate that tarnished her reputation as a leader who believes in rule of democracy and believes in change.

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