State Minister for Investment and Privatisation Evelyn Anite is currently in the US pursuing a masters degree.
The Koboko Municipality MP in a letter addressed to Speaker Rebecca Kadaga sought leave of parliament to go abroad for further studies.
According to the letter, Anite is pursuing a Global Masters of Arts programme in International Relations and Diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University in the United States of America.
The letter says Anite started attending classes on July 5, 2018 and will continue until august 28, 2018.
In her absence, finance and planning Minister David Bahati will occupy Anite’s office.
The NRM diehard is infamous for kneeling before president Museveni begging him to stand again in the 2016 elections and championing the age limit bill that made him a life president.
In May this year, The Observer reported that Anite had run to President Museveni over Shs 29bn bribe.
The minister is said to be under police investigation for allegedly soliciting a $8 million (Shs 28.8bn) bribe from a group of Arab investors.