By Mary Karugaba
The Government is set to respond to Speaker Rebecca Kadaga’s attacks on Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi.
The Acting minister of Information and national guidance, Richard Todwong and the executive director, Uganda Media Center, Ofwono Opondo are to address the media today in Kampala.
Presiding over plenary session on Tuesday Kadaga, complained about comments allegedly made by the Premier in the media.
“I have noted with concern statements made by the Prime Minister and Leader of Government Business in connection to my work. I think that leaders in this country should acknowledge that we cautiously took a decision to go multi-party, which means there are many parties,” Kadaga said in her communication to the House.
“When I took over office after you elected me, I said I will be speaker for everybody and I want the government to understand that I am,” she said.
Kadaga pointed out that nobody should go on radio to complain that independents or the opposition or NRM members have visited her office.
She said she was “just bothered” because in the 12 years Prof. Apolo Nsibambi was Prime Minister, he never went to the radio to speak about the Speaker. “So, I want the Government to understand that we should respect one another,” she said.
The Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, was not in Parliament when Kadaga made her remarks.