Earlier this week, the Leader of Opposition flew out of the country and his destination was Azerbaijan, little did we know that the man from the mountains of the sun was eyeing a juicy position from Parliamentary Network on World Bank and Internationally Monetary Fund. The first time we heard about it was when the DP President Norbert Mao posted about it on his social media facebook page. Because I could get the word from the horse’s mouth I contacted RT. Hon. Nathan Nandala- Mafabi and he confirmed to me that he was contesting for the position.
This morning when I contacted him he told me that Rwanda and Burundi was against his bid, they had ganged up on the English speaking candidate so they supported a French speaking candidate. But Nandala Mafabi was positive that he was going to win, in his words he said; “although they have ganged up on us we shall win God willing.’’
At exactly 17:40hrs (5:40pm) he sent me a message reading; “We have won!” And following a message to all those who had campaigned for him and put their trust in him;
The Parliamentary Network on the World Bank & International Monetary Fund (the Parliamentary Network) provides a platform for parliamentarians from over 140 countries to advocate for increased accountability and transparency in International Financial Institutions and multilateral development financing. Founded in 2000, the Parliamentary Network seeks to engage law makers from around the globe in the common mission of addressing good governance and poverty challenges in both their home countries and abroad. Directed by a twelve-member Board elected by their peers, the Parliamentary Network is an independent non-governmental organization with a secretariat in Paris. The organization is open to all elected parliamentarians from World Bank member states who hold a current mandate. Parliamentary Network members represent themselves and their constituents, and not their countries, parliaments or governments.
While speaking to RT. Hon. Nandala Mafabi he said; “I won because I had enough papers and experience.’’ Nandala Mafabi worked for the World Bank for some time and his name could ring a bell electing him only made sense and that is the right person that board need one member from Colombia said after the election.
Nandala Mafabi has promised to serve the whole world Quote: “I have to work and show the whole world that I have the capacity to change lives in the world. Now all development projects in the world funded by world bank/IMF will be checked by me.”
Uganda will host a conference on PNOWB and this is good for Uganda where matters of transparency and accountability are on the floor crawling. Hope this conference will highlight our weaknesses, gains and a way forward on how to make our weaknesses turn into strength.
Ugandans had to say about Nandala Mafabi’s success;