Mawokota South MP-elect Yusuf Nsibambi’s acts of humility, generosity and hard work have earned him a place in the hearts of the 11th legislators for the position of deputy speaker.
The post of Deputy Speaker which attracted a number of candidates from the NRM including;West Budama North MP Jacob Oboth-Oboth, Bukedea Woman MP Anita Among, Ruhinda North MP Thomas Tayebwa, Gomba West MP Robinah Rwakoojo, Lwemiyaga County MP Theodore Ssekikubo and State Minister for Finance David Bahati, is apparently up for grab by Nsibambi as the ruling party fall short on resolving whom to front.
To outplay the game, this website has been reliably told that Nsibambi is not only being backed by FDC and National Unity Platform (NUP) MPs but also the disgruntled NRM and Independents.
An educationist, advocate of the High Court, Businessman, leader, a Family man, banker and current Mawokota County South in Mpigi District, Nsibambi has hinged his leadership to six pillars on which he intends to drive parliament as a deputy speaker.
‘’Hon. Nsibambi brings on table a wealth of expertise spanning from over 30 years of teaching experience at Makerere University School of Law and MUBs; to corporate governance having worked as Legal secretary of Greenland Group of companies (Greenland Bank; Uganda, Tanzania and Zanzibar), Uganda Grain milling, Kampala University, Entebbe Resort Beach and Greenland Insurance as well as 30 years of legal practice at Nsibambi & Nsibambi Advocates’’, said one of the Mps from Teso region.
Nsibambi’s 6 pillars that have excited Mps include;
Separation of Powers, His leadership as the presiding officer of Parliament, will ensure the preservance of the doctrine of separation of powers through observance of the system of checks and balances to strengthen the institution of Parliament to be able to check the excesses of the executive.
Independence of Parliament, He will be the Deputy speaker that will improve on the quality of Uganda’s governance through facilitation of the initiation of policies without direct influence of the executive and ensure the protection of the sanctuary of the legislature and its members. He will ensure the processing of the enabling policies to be translated into social reality will be made possible through the core legislative, oversight and representation functions of Parliament.
Capacity building, As the Deputy Speaker of the 11th Parliament and Vice chairperson of the Parliamentary commission, Hon. Nsibambi will moot for capacity building of our MPs to get acclimatized with Parliamentary practice which will result in fine legislation. This will be done through equipping the Parliamentary institute with literature and up-to-date Technological learning aid to be able to offer capacity building programs from time to time.
Parliamentary welfare, Contrary to the executive’s stance of reducing the budget of the Parliamentary administration which in the long run affects the general welfare of MPs and staff, his administration as Vice Chair Parliamentary commission, will prioritize an increment in the welfare of MPs and staff and ensure timely processing of emoluments, benefits, privileges, salaries and pension to enable MPs and staff effectively carry on their Parliamentary duties.
Parliamentary Outreach programs, Hon. Nsibambi’s leadership will take Parliament near the people through organizing constituency policy barazas in the various constituencies. Through these engagements, Parliament will be able to receive petitions, appeals and feedback from the population about their appreciation of the roles of Parliament in a bid to foster a pro-people Parliament.
Strengthening the Oversight role of Parliament. Under his leadership as the presiding officer of Parliament, will ensure MPs conform to their constitutional mandate of carrying out oversight roles. This will be done by pushing for more funding towards programs like on-spot field visits on Government programs, infrastructure and parastatals to make MPs appreciate the situation on ground such that they can be able to push for improvement and stamp out shoddy deals that hamper service delivery. Another area of concern is to invest in bench-marking expeditions by MPs to move abroad to learn best practices that will be able to improve the capacity of MPs both in terms of information and exposure.
‘’Hon. Nsibambi’s leadership promises to give the country servant leadership that will set an example of strictly submitting to constitutional processes, provisions, and institutions that are designed to ensure good governance’’, added one of Nsibambi’s campaigners.
Mps stress Hon. Nsibambi’s leadership as Deputy Speaker of the 11th Parliament is premised on consolidating the gains, building a strong, sound, proactive, independent and viable legislature.
Who is Yusuf Nsibambi?
Nsibambi was born on April 4, 1965 to Hajji Ausi and Hajjat Jalia Kalega at Kalagala Village, Nkozi, Mawokota, Mpigi district.
He started education at Nkozi primary school, Kibuli secondary school for O and A-level and then Makerere University for a bachelor’s degree in Law.
He later joined Sebalu and Lule advocates before joining Greenland bank. In 1995, he enrolled for a master’s in International Financial Crime at the University of Florida, USA. He also has a Diploma in Legal Practice from Law Development Center-Makerere.
Following the collapse of Greenland bank, he joined a law firm, Nyanzi, Kiboneka and Mbabazi advocates where he worked for seven years.
Besides his legal practice and political activism, Nsibambi has been a lecturer of Law at Makerere University since 1991.