President Yoweri Museveni has congratulated the Right Honorable Rebecca Kadaga and Honorable Jacob Oulanyah for having won the NRM flag bearer leadership positions of Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the 10th Parliament, respectively.Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga and Hon. Jacob Oulanyah, have been recommended by the Central Executive Committee (CEC) and approved by the vote of NRM Parliamentary Caucus at State House, Entebbe.President Museveni appealed to the NRM Caucus to learn and internalize the methods of the NRM Party by always managing issues through collective democratic discussion and not a one- man leadership as they had exhibited during the Caucus discussion and meeting.“This is how the NRM works. We manage issues through discussion. We never believe in one-man leadership,” he remarked.Mr. Museveni further congratulated other members who had expressed interest in the positions.According to Prof. Tanga Odoi, who is the Chairman of the NRM Electoral Committee, the other candidates who had stood for the position of Deputy Speakership were given time in a democratic and transparent process to state their heart and they all withdrew in support of Hon. Jacob Oulanyah.The approval of the Rt. Hon. Kadaaga and Hon. Oulanyah for the positions, according to Prof. Tanda Odoi, were based on loyalty to the Party, integrity, debating skills, handling difficult situations and how their positions contributed to the building of the Party.Prior to the election of the two NRM Candidates, President Museveni congratulated the MPs of the 9th Parliament for nearly taking Uganda to the middle-income status. He appealed to the 10th Parliament to make an effort of transforming Uganda from a Low Developed Country status (LDC) to that of a middle-income status during their term in Parliament.“If we continue with this good level of economic growth, by 2020 Uganda will have become a middle income country,” he said.Mr. Museveni also informed the new MPs elect that when the citizens of Uganda elected them, they did not give them a mandate and permission to constantly travel abroad but to take them out of poverty.Looking at the large number of the new MPs elect, the NRM Chairperson proudly said that whoever remarked that NRM did not win the elections, such person could possibly have something wrong with his mind.  ENDS 

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