The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye, on Thursday resigned the Sheema North parliamentary seat and took oath as Member representing Sheema Municipality.

Dr. Tumwesigye standing on the NRM ticket defeated six candidates in the Sheema Municipality MP race last month.

“I received a letter of resignation this morning from Hon. Elioda Tumwesigye. I direct the Clerk to declare the seat vacant so that a re-election can take place,” said Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga, who chaired the plenary sitting of Parliament on Thursday 9 August 2018.

Sheema is one of the municipalities created in 2015, that also included: Ibanda (in Ibanda district), Njeru (in Buikwe district), Apac (in Apac district), Nebbi (in Nebbi district), Bugiri (in Bugiri district), and Kotido (in Kotido district). Three Members representing the Apac, Ibanda and Nebbi municipalities took oath on 08 August 2018.

Tumwesigye swore to be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Republic of Uganda and to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.

“I welcome you to your usual Parliament but in a different capacity; although you are a Member of Cabinet you are still a Member of this House. I hand you the constitution and Rules of Procedure to guide you do your duties,” Kadaga said.

Parliament of Uganda

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