Police and Military police have cordoned Ibrahim Ssemuju Nganda’s home this Morning

Police and Military police today morning have cordoned off the home of Kira municipality member of parliament Ibrahim Ssemuju Nganda.

This comes ahead of the planned consultative rally by the legislator in his constituency this evening at Bweyogerere expected to attract different opposition members. Speaking to Capital radio Ssemujju who is still in hiding in his house says he had written to police earlier but the officer’s who stormed his home told him he notified them late.

Ssemujju who escaped arrest by security personnel who used police patrol to jump into his compound to arrest him, but managed to escape vows to go on with his consultative rally at Bweyogerere this evening come rain come shine.

According to sources from police, the venue where Hon Ssemujju want to hold his rally, is the same venue Cape Verde national team used for training ahead of tomorrow’s match with Uganda Cranes. Luke Owoyesigyire the Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson says police advised the legislator to change the venue of the rally because some activities are going on in the area.

Owoyesigyire adds that police administration didn’t give him go a. head to continue with his planned rally, but they are still waiting to write and inform them about the new venue he chooses for today’s rally.

Hon Ssemujju adds that they stormed his home this morning because I have a public rally today.’I notified them on Monday, they received a letter on 12th November 2018 and signed it, but they are saying they received it on 15th Thursday which is not true, Ssemujju wondered.

He adds that he showed them a copy signed by a director in charge of operations AIGP Asuman Mugyenyi, they refused and go on with their plans of arresting me until they used their patrol car to jump into my compound with intention of arresting me, but I escaped and hiding inside my house says Ssemujju.

He, however, adds that under public order management bill, he is required to notify police where is the rally not to Grant him permission.

In August this year police have surrounded the homes of opposition politicians and lawyers these are former FDC president Dr. Kizza Besigye, Allan Ssewanyana, Lord mayor Elias Lukwago, Ingrid Tirinawe, after police received information that they plan to invite people to riot over a court hearing for detained opposition lawmakers Hon Robert Kyagulanyi and 4 other politicians arrested over Arua by-election.

Kadaga Honored for defeating LGBTQI agenda in Uganda

By Edwin Muhumuza

Parliament has moved a motion to commend the speaker Rebecca Kadaga towards her stance against homosexuality on the global scene. This upon her accomplishments alongside a contingent of Ugandan legislators during the 139th Inter Parliamentary Union( IPU),which took place in Geneva, under the theme ,’strengthening the global regime for migrants and refugees,-the need for evidence-based policy solutions.’

Representatives from the pro-gay nations moved an amendment to the IPU rules to have the debate on the rights of homosexuals even after objections from mainly Muslim and African members.

Courtesy Photo: During the 139th Inter Parliamentary Union( IPU),which took place in Geneva
Courtesy Photo: During the 139th Inter Parliamentary Union( IPU),which took place in Geneva

The proposal moved by the IPU standing committee on Democracy and Human Rights was meant to be considered during the IPU general assembly sitting but members of the committee decided to introduce amendments to rules that could make it impossible for the General Assembly to change or debate anything passed by the standing committee.

However, The committee on Democracy and Human Rights chaired by Botswana argued that the proposal had received overwhelming support in the committee and that the decision should be adopted without debate in the Assembly prompting  the IPU president, Gabriela Cuevas Barron to propose that members lobby in order to vote on a question whether the Assembly can change the work plan and agenda of the standing committees.

Ugandan legislators led by speaker of parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, rallied other legislators in different geopolitical groups to support the motion, which could allow the Assembly to amend different issues in the committee report that had already been adopted by a smaller group of pro-gay supporters.

 Protesters outside Uganda House in London demonstrate against the Ugandan anti-gay bill in 2009. © 2009 Getty Images

Protesters outside Uganda House in London demonstrate against the Ugandan anti-gay bill in 2009. © 2009 Getty Images

An excerpt of the motion seen by Capital Radio reads in part; APPRECIATING the brave performance by the Rt. Hon. Speaker in defending cultural norms and values of Africans in general and Ugandans, in particular, which norms and values shape the future direction of this great notion, and above all, aspire to uphold the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda.

NOW, THEREFORE. BE IT RESOLVED by this lOth Parliament to: Congratulate the Rt. Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga, the Speaker of Parliament of Uganda and urge her to remain firm in her persistent commitment to uphold African values. Appeal to members of IPU and the international community to respect cultural values and aspirations of each member state.

Urge all Ugandans to wholly remain firm in defense of our values and opposition to foreign sexual practices such as homosexuality. Urge Ugandan officials who engage in international business on behalf of Uganda to, at all times, promote her interests rather than those of other notions.Urge government to identify and deal firmly with Non-Governmental Organizations which serve as the main conduit for dissemination and promotion of homosexuality and other decadent practices in Uganda.

Start censuring the ministers who have failed on their duties – Hon. Ssekikubo

The Member of Parliament for Rwemiyaga county Theodore Ssekikubo asks parliament  to start the process of censuring the ministers who have failed on their duties.

This is after minister for Internal affairs Jeje Odong and his junior minister Kania Obiga failed to show up in the Parliament Defence Committee as officials from the police force had been invited to explain a number of issues in line with of expenditure of the budget as passed by parliament, violence in the country and general security in the country.

Courtesy Photo: Theodore Ssekikubo
Courtesy Photo: Theodore Ssekikubo

The MPs sitting on this committee said they could not go ahead to interface with the officials from police who are under the internal affairs ministry when their political heads had not appeared despite them being notified and invited for this same meeting.

The committee chairperson Doreen Amule had first insisted the meeting goes on considering the  fact that the witnesses had appeared but she was challenged by a number of MPs including Theodore Ssekikubo, Mubaraka Munyagwa, Donozio kahonda and Nakaseke woman MP Sarah Najjuma  going against the parliament rules of procedures.

Sekikubo explains that its becoming fond of several ministers to follow short of their duties as on several occasions fail to show up in parliament to answer particular issues hence it’s high time such ministers be censured.

10TH PARLIAMENT TO HANDLE FRAUD CASES, 9TH PARLIAMENT MPS TO HAND IN IPADS

BY ALICE LUBWAMA

The outgoing chairperson of the public Accounts committee of parliament Alice Alaso has asked the executive to ensure that accounting officers of Government ministries and departments account
for public funds basing on the reports made by this committee.

Alaso told journalists at parliament that her committee concluded investigations into several cases of fraud and the reports have been saved for the 10th parliament to handle.

She says that much of the public funds have been recovered from some people who had mismanaged it, but also recommends that tough actions should be taken against all accounting officers who have mismanaged the public funds without favoring some as it has been the case in the
past.

The committee investigates several cases including the mismanagement of the PRDP funds, pension scam and the mismanagement of funds that was meant for market vendors, among others.

The 9th parliament of Uganda was officially dissolved by the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga on 11th May 2016.

Kadaga said that a lot has happened in the country during the tenure enacting 102 further beyond other parliament, 261 reports considered but she said that the parliament did not do well on the part of
questions for oral answers.

Among   bills that the 9th Parliament passed was the controversial Public Order Management bill 2013, which limits public gatherings.

Kadaga however   decried of lack of quorum as a serious problem in the 9th Parliament hoping that this will not persist in the 10th Parliament.

She asks the Losers in the just concluded elections to return the properties of parliament which includes the  i-pads by 18TH of this month.

the Members –Elect of the 10th Parliament will be sworn in on the 16th, 17th and 18th of this month. The new Parliament will be made up of 426 MPs, from the 386 of the 9th parliament.


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