CENSURE STATE LANDS MINISTER PERSIS NAMUGANZA
The Busoga parliamentary caucus has appealed to Parliaments committee on rules privileges and discipline to recommend the censure of Lands state minister Persis Namuganza.
Members of the caucus had appeared as witnesses in a probe the committee is carrying out on allegations against Persis Namuganza who is reported to have embarked on a verbal war against the speaker Rebecca Kadaga.
She is also reported to have advised her constituents in Bukono county to boycott events by the speaker The matter was referred to the committee by the deputy speaker Jacob Oulanyah two weeks ago after Ngora county MP David Abala raised the matter on the floor of the house.
The legal counsel to the caucus Bukhooli North MP Gaster Mugoya stated before the committee today that Namuganzas actions constitute a criminal offence of threatening and inciting violence.
He informed the committee that the caucus has filed a criminal suit against the minister and urged the MPs to recommend the same. He points out that there is a long history to her unethical conduct enough to justify a censure motion against her.
A number of MPs on the committee have queried the dynamics involved in the conflict pointing out that Namuganza has had her security beefed up and recently returned to her constituency to a tumultuous welcome. The Ntoroko county MP Rwemulikya Gerald asked the caucus members whether they have investigated the forces behind the protagonists.