ON Wednesday this week, deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah’s blue eyed gal, the Rakai district Woman MP Juliet Kinyamatama declared her interest for the 11th Parliament Speaker’s job.
This is the very MP who was ranked by The Parliamentary Performance Scorecard of 3rd session of 10th Parliament as the 16th worst performing legislator scoring only 27%.
Kinyamatama who is among the MPs who attended Parliament the fewest number of times according to the report of the 3rd Session, she is suspected to have been hired by Oulanyah’s camp on a mission to disorganise Kadaga’s female legislators block vote.
For starters, Oulanyah and Kinyamatama who lost in NRM primaries but survived on independent ticket are great buddies. In fact, in 2016, she was Oulanyah’s chief campaigner for the Speaker’s bid which he lost to the incumbent.
This is why many questions are being raised on why she has joined Speaker race.
However Kadaga’s camp looks not moved by Kinyamatama declaration. One of the NRM MP in Kadaga camp revealed to this News Website that all behind such unpopular games will be defeated.
“Every legislator has a right to contest for Speakership but not every contestant that can entrusted with this very important office. None beats madam Kadaga. We however wish them good luck.” Said a legislator from Westnile (Names withheld).
Analysts say, if it’s true Oulanyah and Kinyamatama are playing games to delay Kadaga’s landslide victory, the two are just logging a dead horse, female MPs can’t be hoodwinked.
● Kinyamatama in a period of a full year did not move any Constitutional Amendment on the floor of Parliament.
● She did not table or second a Private Member’s Bill
● Kinyamatama never moved a single motion or seconded a motion
● Never raised a question to Prime Minister or any Minister.
● Never presented a petition
● MP Kinyamatama didn’t raise any issue of National importance on the floor of Parliament.
● She attended only 3 out of 108 debates in Parliament in the 3rd session covering 2018 and 2019. Her debate influence is 0.22%.
● In one committee, she attended only one of 9 sittings and another committee 4 out of 18 sittings. Kinyamatama sits in the two committees of HIV/AIDS and Foreign Affairs.
● Early last year during the 4th session of Parliament, Kinyamatama moved an amendment of the constitution to move all public holidays falling on weekends to weekdays. Members of Parliament rejected Kinyamatama’s plan and all voted against it.
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