By Juma Nsubuga
Parliament has split over the death of the former Butaleja district MP Cerina Nebanda.
This comes after the MPs divided into two groups. There is a group of MPs led by Medard Lubega who wants parliament to be recalled and debate the death of Cerina Nenaba while another group led by the minister without port folio and political mobilization Richard Tadwong don’t want parliament to be recalled.
Minister Tadwong told reporters at parliament that the MPs who have been looked for by police made statements in their own capacity regarding the death of Cerina Nebanda that required them to answer personally and not collectively as parliament. “It is unfair to collect signatures from members who were not party to their utterances to come out and defend them” Minister Tadwong confirmed
The minister added that it is normally during recess members get time off to attend to constituency developmental projects and is costly in terms of allowances to be paid to MP to come out of recess and leave out their scheduled activities to come and debate a matter that is being resolved by different arms of government.
“It has become a habit of a few members of parliament to politicize every issue and create a crisis after with intention to deny government an opportunity to implement its manifesto and putting the country on uncalled for tension.Mps require time to debate developmental issues affecting our nation rather than speculations” Minister Tadwong noted
“We call upon MPs to be aware of this unfortunate pattern of events that are intended to disrupt the work of government, parliament and constituencies” He added
The MPs who opposes parliament to be recalled includes; Minister Richard Tadwong,Bagiire Vicent,Arinaitwe Rwakajara,Hatwib Katoto,Dr Kenneth Omona and David Bahati among others.
Meanwhile the workers MP Sam Ryomoki says that some MPs have turned to be government moles .They have been used by government to lie the public. He also added that although he belongs to NRM party, he has appended his signature to enable the House to be recalled to discuss the death of Hon Cerina Nebanda.He also added that although police will used force to arrest him, he will remain on the truth.
The majority of MP including NRM MPs wants parliament to be recalled and discuss the death of Nebanda.