The ruling National Resistance Movement party is sitting this afternoon to discuss the controversial UPDF deployment in neighboringSouth Sudan before its deployment motion is tabled in parliament on Tuesday.
The deputy party caucus chairman of NRM, David Bahati also member of
parliament for Ndorwa West confirmed that members of the party are going to sit at
office of the president parliament to be briefed by the minister of
defense about Uganda`s military involvement in the troubled South
The biggest and numerically significant party in parliament (NRM) also
wants to get a common position from its members to any embarrassment
on Tuesday when the matter is taken to the whole house for
Bahati said that they will get consensus from our members before it is tabled on
the floor tomorrow so that we speak the same language. With our number
advantage everything is likely to favor us tomorrowAfter a long debate and condemnation mainly from opposition about the
UPDF deployment in the un stabled northern country, it appeared on
Friday last week there was a report that president Yoweri Museveni had written to the
speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga on 24th December for UPDF deployment in south sudan last year but the letter arrived this year on 10th of January asking
The official defense ministry documents shows
that UPDF started deploying in South Sudan on 23rd Dec a day before
writing to the speaker, though other sources says the UPDF army entered in South Sudan on the 18th December just three days when the war broke out in
capital Juba on the night of 15th Dec.
Reports also show that opposition members of parliament
are also to hold a parallel caucus meeting on Tuesday to as well find
a common position before descending on the floor in the afternoon.