Tayebwa orders foreign minister to present an official statement on delegation of 71 members to UN assembly.

The deputy speaker of parliament of Uganda, R.t Hon. Thomas Tayebwa has ordered the Minister of foreign affairs to appear before the floor of parliament this Thursday with an official statement regarding the conflicts surrounding the criteria under which the 71 members were delegated to represent the country in the recent United Nations General Assembly, an issue that has caused havoc between the prime minister, Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabanjja and Hon. Kasule Lumumba.

The decision came following today’s plenary sitting that resumed after a long recess, where the shadow minister for foreign affairs Hon. Muwadda Nkunyingi expressed concerns over the huge amounts of money that was spent on the 71 members, who were delegated to represent the country in this year's United Nations General Assembly meeting, something he described as incentive towards the tax payer's money.

"Rt. Hon. Speaker we've heard contradicting media reports with voices of the prime minister alleging that she never authorised the minister for general duties in the office of the prime minister to the UN, I now pray that the minister of foreign affairs be directed to brief this house on how the delegation was sanctioned and purpose of each member on the delegation."He said

Meanwhile the leader of opposition in parliament Hon. Mathias Mpuuga tasked the Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja to also appear before the house and express her confidence as leader of government business, adding that she wrongly dealt with the matter by going public.

“since the matters became public some of the comments from the Prime Minister really being leader of government business, Rt Hon. Speaker I beg that you ask the attorney Prime Minister to appear and assure this house that one she's in charge two that actually she’s aware of what took place, she's quoted in public media bleating her subordinates, including name calling." He revealed 

It's from this background that the deputy speaker of the 11th parliament, Rt. Hon. Thomas Tayebwa stepped in and asked the foreign minister to comprehensively respond on the floor of parliament with a written statement regarding the matter this Thursday.

“the shadow foreign minister has raised an issue that has been in the media that long, so let the minister for foreign affairs come on Thursday and explain as requested, the issue of statement for persons explanation is provided under rule 55 and it's voluntary so you can not direct a member.” He said.

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