Minister Namuganza asks Ugandans to vote out MPs who refuse to append signatures to censure seeking to remove Mpuuga, three NRM Commissioners over Shs1.7 billion ‘Service Award’ payments

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The Minister of State for Housing, Persis Namuganza, has asked Ugandans to vote out all Members of Parliament in the next general election who refuse to append their signatures to the censure motion seeking to remove the four Parliamentary Commissioners from office for sharing amongst themselves Shs1.7 billion.

While speaking to journalists after appending her signature, Namuganza said that every patriotic MP should sign, as corruption is one of the major issues affecting the development of Uganda.

The minister, who was censured in January 2023 for allegedly attacking Parliament and questioning the integrity of the Presiding Officers of Parliament, said, “Let’s stand as a team in fighting corruption, whether you are a minister or not. Personally, I was censured when there were no grounds at all, but here the grounds are clear.”

A section of legislators, led by Lwemiyaga County Member of Parliament (MP) Theodore Ssekikubo, are preparing a motion to censure Mathias Mpuuga, the former Leader of the Opposition, and three National Resistance Movement (NRM) Commissioners for allocating themselves Shs1.7 billion as a ‘service award.’

Mpuuga is reported to have received Shs500 million, while the other commissioners—Solomon Silwany (Bukooli Central), Esther Afoyochan (Zombo Woman), and Prossy Mbabazi (Rubanda Woman)—received Shs400 million each. The meeting in which this money was allocated and approved was chaired by Speaker Anita Among.

Over 100 signatures have been gathered of the approximately 177 required to get the censure motion passed.

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