KAMPALA – Parliament has extended the leave for the Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Chris Obore until unknown date, as he awaits a final decision by the Parliamentary Commission.
The latest development on Obore’s woes is contained in a letter by Clerk to Parliament, Jane Kibirige dated February 5, 2019, after the 144days he was meant to serve his leave elapsed.
On September 18, 2019, the Clerk to Parliament Jane Kibirige wrote to Mr. Obore requiring him to take accumulated leave of 114 days.
Now Ms Kibirige says Obore’s matter was discussed in the meeting of the Parliamentary Commission held on 17th January 2020, whose findings await final decision.
She wrote; “While awaiting to be guided on the way forward by the Commission. I have been directed to instruct you to remain away from your duties on the same terms as earlier communicated to you in my letter of 18th September 2019 until the Commission guides accordingly.”
The Clerk to Parliament also revealed that as Obore awaits the decision by the Parliamentary Commission, the Deputy Clerk Corporate Affairs, Henry Waiswa is instructed to continue managing the affairs of the Department of Communication and Public Affairs.