The move by Ugandan lawmakers to censure the Minister in charge of Kampala city Frank Tumwebaze is increasingly gaining momentum as a total of 14 MPs are said to have put pen to paper to get rid of Tumwebaze.
Constitutionally, 125 signatures are required to censure an MP.
Last week, the Clerk to the Ugandan National Assembly, Jane Kibirige approved the move by Members of Parliament to push for the censure of Mr. Tumwebaze. The clerk prepared the List for those interested to sign in support of the censure motion.
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.
Tumwebaze’s troubles stem from his actions last month when he chaired a controversial Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) meeting that saw Kampala City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago impeached.
The High Court however quashed the decision by KCCA councilors to impeach the mayor declaring it null and void.
Lawmakers accuse Tumwebaze of undermining the constitution during the whole process and want him kicked out of parliament.
Western Youth MP Gerald Karuhanga last week 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.