In a special parliamentary sitting this morning, Members of parliament have censored Museveni’s blue-eyed girl Junior Minister for Lands and Urban Development and Bukono county legislator Persis Namuganza.
Her censorship arises from claims that she questioned the integrity of parliament when she said committees of parliament are torture chambers which had pinned her in having a hand in the controversies surrounding the Nakawa-Nagulu land sagas.
Following recommendations by the committee on Rules, Privileges and Discipline which found out that Namuganza had specifically insulted the leadership of parliament for instituting an adhoc committee to investigate her over the Naguru-Nakawa land allocations.
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A censor motion raised on Friday 23rd December 2022, Agago North Member of parliament Hon John Amos Okot moved a motion to censure Namuganza and legislators collected over 200 signatures to censure her.
In her defense, the minister in question claimed and insisted her censure is totally personal pinned on her by Speaker Anita Among who she accuses of securing an illegal marriage with FUFA boss Moses Magogo.
During his communication to the house on Friday 06 January 2022, Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa said he had forwarded the text of the motion to censure Namuganza, supporting grounds, particulars and the supporting documents on the minister’s misconduct to the president as required by the rules.
Tayebwa would later name Mbarara City South MP, Mwine Mpaka as the chairperson of the select committee to investigate Namuganza and process her censure. The other members Tayebwa named were Wilfred Niwagaba of Ndorwa East, Mpindi Bumali for PWDs, Charles Bakkabulindi for workers , Nancy Achora women MP Lamwo district, Betty Naluyima Wakiso district représentative and Geoffrey Ekanya of Tororo North.
Namuganza never showed up to face the committee but sent her lawyers and following the tabling of the report by the committee chairperson Mwine Mpaka, legislators in accordance to Article 118 of the constitution that provides for a vote of censure of a minister have censored Minister Persis Namuganza.
Namuganza’s fate will now be guided by the president who’s the appointing authority under the same constitutional provision that provides that upon a vote of censure being passed against a minister, the president shall- unless the minister resigns his of her office take appropriate action in the matter.
By the time of filing this article, over 120 members of parliament had voted yes and only two members of parliament had voted no to the motion to censure Minister Namuganza.
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