MPs Start Censure Process Against Bbumba, Makubuya

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Three members of parliament have initiated censure proceedings against two ministers over the dubious compensation of shillings 169 billion to city tycoon, Hassan Bassajjabalaba.

Three members of parliament have initiated censure proceedings against two ministers over the dubious compensation of shillings 169 billion to city tycoon, Hassan Bassajjabalaba. The trio includes Patrick Ogwang, Eastern Youth MP, Patrick Muzale, Buzaaya County MP and Busongora North MP William Nzoghu. The MPs met this afternoon and resolved to collect signatures to censure Ministers Syda Bumba and Khiddu for their role in the questionable compensation to Bassajjabalaba.


The MPs said that they delayed to start the censure procedure thinking that the implicated ministers would voluntarily resign. By this afternoon, at least five MPs had already signed the censure motion that the MPs say should be ready by Monday next week. MPs who have already signed the petition include Ekuma George Stephen for Bukedea County, Samuel Ssemugabe, Kiboga West, Patrick Ogwang, Eastern Youth MP, William Nzoghu and Ken Lukyamuzi, Rubaga North MP.

Ogwang says that the censure of Bumba and Makubuya is long over due considering the amounts involved compared to the shillings 68 million that led to the resignation of Kabakumba Masiko, the former presidency minister.  The MPs says that their plan to censure the two ministers would send a message that it is not only the small thieves in government who are punished but ministers as well.
 

Nzonghu said the censure of the two ministers would be a New Year gift for the people of Uganda and said they would not go to their constituencies for the New Year’s celebrations because they would be collecting signatures from their colleagues instead. He said that apart from this strategy, they are sending forms to different regions for signing by the MPs on recess so that their deadline of the New Year is achieved.


Before breaking off for Christmas, the MPs convened a press conference and gave the two minutes a two weeks ultimatum to resign or risk being censured. The ministers are accused of collusion, incompetence and causing financial loss to the government and people of Uganda.

 

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