By our reporter
Clerk to Parliament Jane Kibirige has shunned Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze’s evidence regarding her investigations into the authenticity of the report by the Parliamentary Public Service and Local Government about the mismanagement of KCCA.
The deputy speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah, yesterday directed the clerk to Parliament to carry out an investigation to find out whether the report which was presented before Parliament by the committee was a forgery or authentic, after a group of MPs led by Nambooze cast doubt regarding its originality.
Hon Nambooze who was equipped with both audio and documentary evidence which she says would be crucial regarding the investigations, was not given attention, after the clerk informed her that she was not ready to hear from her, given that she is a civil servant.
“I as the petitioner deserve to be heard, and this will further fortify your position in making an informed report at the conclusion of inquiry” Said Hon Nambooze.
A disappointed Nambooze who had been accompanied by her colleagues who included Gerald Karuhanga, Kasibante Moses, Brenda Nabukenya, Steven Ochola and Joseph Sewungu among others, told news reporters at parliament that “ I have properly, presented myself before the clerk to give her the evidence, accompanied by my Honorable colleagues who were also ready to testify against Kintu and her colleagues, but she has said that she was given very little time to investigate and then two as a civil servant, she feels uncomfortable to interact with politicians”.
The clerk asked a group of MPs to first chase journalists out before she receives their complaint. “Honourable members, Am just a mere civil servant. I don’t have an appointment with you neither journalists. I was not told to meet MPs.I was just told to look into the report whether it’s authentic. I have already met my clerks and we shall present our findings in parliament this evening” Mr Kibilige told MPs.
Nambooze said that “There is no way, the clerk can carry out an investigation, without hearing from the complainant and I am waiting to see the nature of report she will present before Parliament later today”.
The group which is a critic to the report, insist that the committee, Chairperson Florence Kintu and her vice conspired to forge the report, whose recommendation 16 suggests that President Museveni should take over Kampala.
We could not get the clerk’s comment by press time.