Kumi Woman MP Monicah Amoding and Kira Municipality MP Ssemujju Nganda carried out a syndicate that reduced Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, to the level of a Resident District Commissioner.
Rugunda was appearing before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of Parliament on Tuesday.
During the hearing, Gaster Mugooya, the Bukholi North Member of parliament, tasked Rugunda to explain the government failure to constitute a Constitutional Review Commission.
He said the government’s failure explains their support for the Private Member’s Bill tabled in parliament by Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi.
Muhammad Nsereko, the Kampala Central MP and other legislators wondered how government could fail to present a comprehensive Bill that covers all issues recommended by the Supreme Court in its judgment on the petition filed by former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi contesting the 2016 presidential election results.
Rugunda admitted the failure by government to present a comprehensive Constitutional Amendment Bill, saying all the issues raised are legitimate.
Hon Amoding: Is the Prime Minister in order to answer questions like as the he is not Prime Minister of Uganda? As though he is an RDC!
Hon Ssemujju: If you are authorised to answer by NRM, are you happy with the general trend in the country?
Ssemujju: The president is on record complaining that OPM is failing on service delivery & you are here deputised by jajas [old men].
Ssemujju: There is no way I will be harassing jajja Moses Ali, Kirunda Kivejinja and Rugunda to move around the country.
Ssemujju: I told Dr Rugunda that he should not turn the Prime Minister’s office into a retiring nest.
Hon Samuel Kwizera Bitangaro [Bufumbira County South]: in 2005 we amended the constitution removing term limits. Why wasn’t this handled then? What’s the urgency?
Hon Nsereko: We are not forcing an answer out of him, but he is not only addressing parliament but also the nation.
Hon Amoding: Am I not under siege to work for the interest of an individual? Why have you failed to give money to Doctors yet you got money to push for the age limit bill.
Hon Amoding: Why did you decide to support a private members bill and not present an omnibus bill as you promised? The executive is using the legislature to do dirty work.
Hon Nsereko: PM must take account of all Ugandans. How many Ugandans have lost life as doctors’ strike yet effort is being made for age limit bill.
Rugunda: the business of yes or no, I do not believe in it.
Hon Wilfred Niwagaba: Have you done anything about these things going on in the country?
Hon Abdu Katuntu: do you feel comfortable that Ugandans are going through these situations in the country?
Hon Katuntu: As you watch TV, you see leaders being bundled into trucks and makes me know there is something wrong in this country.
Hon Nsereko to Rugunda: was your position on the floor contempt of Parliament? You pledged on the floor of parliament to set up a review commission and nothing has been done.
Hon Nsereko: Your presentation falls short of the justification of the support of the Bill.