Rules committee to meet Kadaga over Namuganza squabbles

By Agencies

The Rules, Privileges and Discipline Committee of Parliament has invited the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga for an interaction in relation to the bickering between her and the State Minister for Lands, Persis Namuganza.

The committee was tasked by the Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah to probe the animosity between the two leaders from Busoga region.

Ms Namuganza, the Member of Parliament for Bukono County, in Namutumba District, allegedly insulted and threatened Kadaga referring to her as unqualified and unfit to hold the office of a Member of Parliament.

According to Namuganza, Kadaga, who has been in parliament for almost 30 years, has outlived her usefulness.

Mr Abbas Agaba, the vice chairperson of the rules committee said they have written a letter requesting for an interaction with Kadaga in the course of next week.

Mr Agaba said that although an interaction is more modest, they still hope they will get information from the Speaker to help the committee proceed with the ongoing investigation.

He said it will only be her responsibility to come and attend to one of her committee concerns.

Mr Agaba added that the investigations are moving on smoothly since Namuganza did not deny anything before the committee.

He said the committee will need more than the 45-days period granted to them to finalise the investigation.

Parliament’s Director of Communication, Mr Chris Obore, said the committee has a right to request to meet the Speaker for an interaction.

Mr Obore said if she grants the request, then she can schedule them for a meeting.

“The Speaker wants committees to work. That interaction depends on the schedule of the Speaker but I know she has nothing to hide on that matter. She has never said anything in regard to the matter under the committee investigation,” Obore told this reporter.

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