Mr Mathias Mpuuga, the leader of the opposition has bashed Prime Minister Robinah, tasking her to back off his docket.
Nabanja this week came out to blast Mpuuga for not getting permission from her before he go on with his oversight roles.
Speaking to reporters at Parliament on Friday Mpuuga reminded Nabanja of his mandate and advised her to get some helpers so that she stops poking her nose in everything including those that are not in her docket.
“I am the LOP, I speak on behalf of 5 million people that voted the opposition in this country…so I don’t need anybody’s permission to do anything and I know the realm, the breadth and width of my work… my powers and privileges but I am sympathetic to her, it is not easy to be relevant,” he said
“I don’t need her approval or direction to do anything. She must really try to concentrate and you see her lack of concentration is what took her to ‘Mabati’…into what…just concentrate. And I wish people around her can assist her to understand the extent of her work so that they do not scatter her into going to the kind of things that are out of touch,” he added.
According to Mpuuga, Ms. Nabbanja is struggling to be relevant, and he can only sympathize with her.
“Maybe if she has time, she can come along with me and learn a few things on how to work and probably learn how governments can work. Maybe it was an admission on her part on the kind of heavy lifting on her shoulders and I can sympathize…she is a humble woman and I have an idea of what she knows and what she can do. But I can only say that I am sympathetic,” he added.
The LOP noted that he is to continue with his oversight duties in different parts of the country and assured the Prime Minister to visit her area in Kakumiro.
Article 82A of the Constitution empowers the Office of the Leader of Opposition to keep the government in check and hold it accountable. The same mandate is also highlighted by Section 6E of the Administration of Parliament (Amendment) Act, 2006.