By Ahura Mujuni Mark
The Minister for Kampala Frank Tumwebaze has scoffed at members of parliament spearheading his censure .
He told the press yesterday that he is not scared of the move and will use the law to defend his actions on the Kampala Lord Mayor ,Erias Lukwago.
“I am ready to go through the process and defend my actions.” “I can assure them that they will be ashamed. You don’t censure ministers for doing their lawful duties. That would be an abuse of the otherwise well-intentioned constitutional provision of article 118,” he said.
Tumwebaze’s censure is being spearheaded by MPAbdi Chemaswet (NRM) and Gerald Karuhanga an Independent.
The MPs have already submitted a notice of censure to the Clerk of Parliament.The move is also being supported by several opposition MPs.
The MPs accuse the Minister of Kampala of holding a meeting that led to Lukwago’s impeachment ,yet there was a court order blocking the process.
MP Chemaswet told journalists yesterday that they are not witch-hunting minister Tumwebaze but just want to uphold the rule of law.
Mr Karuhanga said the minister went against Article 118 of the 1995 Constitution, abused office and demonstrated “incompetence”.