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Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa and Government Chief Whip Hamson Obua

Tayebwa Advises new Gov’t Chief Whip Obua on Humility

by KP
posted onAugust 16, 2022

The Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa has urged the new Government Chief Whip, Hamson Obua to maintain humility while interacting with and whipping ministers and Members of Parliament.

The former government chief whip, Tayebwa said this on Tuesday while handing over the office to Obua. The official handover that was held at Parliament witnessed by the Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja, Third Deputy Prime Minister Rukia Nakadama, Commissioners and Members of Parliament.

"We shall give you all the necessary support but I advise you to maintain humility. My success as a Government Chief Whip was by being humble. When you humble yourself before your colleagues, they will easily work with you," Tayebwa said.

He urged the newly appointed Government Chief Whip to engage ministers to provide their schedules so as to easily engage them to appear before the House.

"You have to coordinate very well with the ministers so that they can extract Parliament business from the statements they present to Cabinet," said the Deputy Speaker.

Tayebwa also urged Obua to work well with the Opposition in Parliament so as to easily come to commissions as government along with the Opposition.

"We were able to pass the oil Bills because of this. The Leader of the Opposition came to my office for three days working till late because he knew I respected him. He knows that when it requires me to go to his office, I will," Tayebwa added.

Obua said he intends to add value to the work that is done by the office of the Government Chief Whip and commended the work of his predecessors. He urged legislators to join his new role in the spirit of 'Ubuntu', and urged staff of the office to keep pace of work so as ensure notable achievements during his tenure.

"In the next one week, I want to apportion time to organize meetings and set the journey right from the beginning. I will hold meetings with the NRM Parliamentary Caucus and with staff of the office of the Government Chief Whip," Obua said.

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