JINJA – The National Unity Platform (NUP) has set up a select committee charged with identifying the right persons the party will support for the positions of Speaker and Deputy Speaker in the 11th Parliament.
A similar committee will help identify the right persons for the speakership and other leadership positions in cities, municipalities and district councils where the party has a presence.
This was among the seven resolutions made during a two-day NUP elected leaders’ retreat which ended on Saturday at the Nile Resort Hotel in Jinja City.
Briefing journalists on the outcome of the retreat, NUP spokesman Joel Senyonyi said the committees whose leaders he declined to disclose, started work immediately and are expected to conclude within two weeks ahead of the swearing-in of newly elected leaders.
The participants who included elected Members of Parliament, district chairpersons, and mayors, also resolved to carry out consultations with the people in regard to a review of the party constitution.
The views collected shall be forwarded to a constitutional review committee headed by Busiro East Member of Parliament Medard Lubega Ssegona, which was set up at the party’s delegates’ conference last year, Senyonyi said.