Dozen lawmakers took oath in Western Equatoria

Photo of MPs during swearing in/Photo by Alex Digi

By Alex DIgi

Western Equatoria State’s Parliament can begin their legislative work with full Members following the swearing in of 18 members of parliament who were left out from other political party (OPP), though other parties have sworn in on Wednesday this week.

Two months back, the state sworn in 79 MPs out 100 of which 21 were not present, the 21 include Members of OPP who were not appointed and those who were absent.

Speaking during the swearing in, Rt. Speaker of Western Equatoria State Legislative Assembly Wakila Charles urged the Lawmakers to work for common goals and avoid their different in the party

Wakila said the state Assembly with the absence of the few members; the August House will continue to form the special committees in the Assembly

“Given the fact that we are here representing our people not our party, therefore we shall speak as representative of people not our party, today is a very historic day that all members of this August House have sworn in with exception of one or two who are yet to be sworn in, that will not have problem we can go ahead with the appointment of chairpersons of standing specialized committee which will take place soon,” said Wakila

Meanwhile the Governor of Western Equatoria State Lt. Gen. Alfred Futuyo Karaba said the Assembly should focus on budget because it is what can bring development in the state.

“Let the Parliament do their own new budget, we also the executive will do our own budget, let us not just talk, we have to put our main power of this state, if we grantee that then we shall have income and development so that our work can go well,” the Governor said.

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