Parliament Okays Tumwebaze Censure

No nonsense Kampala Minister Frank Tumwebaze.
No nonsense Kampala Minister Frank Tumwebaze.

The Clerk to the Ugandan National Assembly, Jane Kibirige has given the green light in the move by some legislators to push for the censure of Kampala Minister Frank Tumwebaze.

MPs Gerald Karuhanga, for Youth (western) and Abdul Fadhil Chemaswet, the Kween County legislator, have been pushing for Tumwebaze’s censure on grounds that he undermined the Constitution when handling the controversial impeachment of city Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago.

The MPs say the Minister abused his office by rejecting a Court Injunction stopping the sitting of the Kampala Capital City Authority—KCCA council meeting on November 25 that eventually impeached Lukwago.

In her letter to Members of Parliament dated December 5, 2013, Kibirige notes that on 2nd December she received a notice in writing from the pro-censure MPs.

Kibirige informs all MPs that she has prepared a list of all members in support of the censure motion as required by Rule 98 (3) of the Rules of Procedure and that it is available with the Sergeant- at- Arms for those interested to sign.

MP Gerald Karuhanga noted that the Minister has to be punished so that others learn from him saying that he abrogated Article 118 of the Constitution which provides for respect of the Oath of office. He said the actions of the minister during the impeachment of Lord Mayor Lukwago were a violation of the constitution.

He notes that the MPs have already started signing and he hopes to raise 125 signatures in 10 days. This is one third of all Members required for the censure motion to be moved.

16 thoughts on “Parliament Okays Tumwebaze Censure

  1. This regime has mastered the art of overstaying their welcome. I doubt that you will achieve anything, apart from making a point, for which we are very grateful. In you we see hope that the country can be redeemed; keep it up.

  2. This Karuhanga is a disgust to the yourths. He should be the one to be sensored, bze he gave false info. openly in front of the parliament about A/c, he alleged to have been opened up by some senior ministers to deposit money from bribes. This was proved not true here in USA, Cuprus, and UAE. Why was’t he be sensored?

    1. Some people like u are the problem to this country. U have got narrow mind and u think u reason alot. ” He should be the one to be sensored”.!!! what did u mean. Its unfortunate u even post in this independent paper.

    2. Mumerika, you better come back as soon as possible, that is if you are ACTUALLY NOT TALKING FROM KISENYI!!

  3. Can honorable Gerald Karuhanga be trusted? he not long ago gave false information in relation to ministers who he alleged took bribes in regard to Uganda’s oil. I highly doubt this anti-Tumwebaze MPS will achieve much

  4. He should also experience what he wanted to happen to our beloved LORD MAYOR i am going to pray ends up in taking care of cows coz it looks like his experience lies in that field……………………………………….

    1. Guys let’s avoid discussing issues with hatred and being subjective. The court opens what time? How can the court order be issued before 9am? Hon. Karuhanga can’t do anything and he has not discussed any project helping youths completely but he is only fighting losing battles because winning a war must be based on a clear ideology. It’s a reason why opposition has failed to take off coz they don’t discuss issues but only Museveni and am wondering when he leaves power, what the subject will be? We need to discuss issues of national importance. Am even proposing they change KCCA act so that sanity can come back to kampala as nothing developmental will ever take place any other city when we still have elected mayor and other politicians. Musisi will never chase the batembeyi from operating in the middle of the city, when there is lukwago who wants karuru from them even if its viable to beautify capital city like other cities in the world.

  5. whatever Hon Karuhanga said about the Oil saga was so true, the only problem the people involved are experienced thieves who know how to steal and get away with it, and for Tumwebaza he should not only be censured but thrown into jail for exposing his incompetence and abuse of Office to the all world, really l thought he was supposed to protect and uphold the constitution at least he swore to do so, but he thought his arrogance would save him and he thought he owned Kampala and Uganda, such people are a disgrace not only to community but to the human nature, and so l think they don’t deceive to live, this people are going to come out and uphold Mandela telling us he was a good example yet they did not follow that example
    Please sensible MPs l wish you throw all the useless MPS ” senseless” Mps out of Office

    1. If you think Hon Karuhanga was right, Barbra, try to transact a $ 10,000/= across a bank counter.I am sure all his life Karuhanga will regret why he was used in this oil saga.

      1. @disqus_YhjZPeVu1C:disqus again a narrow minded idea I have friend in office I ma talking of powerful position who transact more than 100,000 $ could there be a special transaction rule that excluded these thugs I guess not its who is doing what ? Karuhanga was right and is still right foreign govt gain from shielding these thieves that’s why our oil contract and others are going to specific people or countries protect me and I will give you the ressources you want ! Arabs are corrupt and the western world are turning a blind eye because they want OIL …

      2. Fortunate, you may not be able to transact that much because you are neither a president nor a Minister, remember the countries who bribed them also benefited making it easy, am just sad that there are many blind people in this country who are not seeing what is going on, or who just decided to be blinded, but anyway you might be also benefiting from the Corruption and that is where you get your courage to defend the thieves, but Fortunate if it is corruption, it will always be corruption

  6. Fortunate again a narrow minded idea I have friend in office I ma talking of powerful position who transact more than 100,000 $ could there be a special transaction rule that excluded these thugs I guess not its who is doing what ? Karuhanga was right and is still right foreign govt gain from shielding these thieves that’s why our oil contract and others are going to specific people or countries protect me and I will give you the ressources you want ! Arabs are corrupt and the western world are turning a blind eye because they want OIL …

  7. hope they will do something and prove ugandans their capability coz am sure they will be bribed which is the order of the day and achieve nothing

  8. The focal point to stress on this issue is that the NRM Government is so much corrupt and nasty that it refuses to see its mistakes and moves faster to promote wrong ideas.This a mistake and it will soon cause the Party and is leaders to take the Gaddafi way of departing from this world.

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