While appearing before the House of Adhoc committee over allegations of undermining the parliament Hon Persis Namuganza continued to insist on evidence that was tabled against her.
The second day Adhoc committee castigated the minister on her involvement which she said will only defend herself before the committee on rules, privileges and discipline over the allegations of misconduct if given documentary evidence concerning what she is accused of.
However information coming in indicate that this matter has it’s genesis from a report of Adhoc committee on the Nakawa – Naguru land give away that was unanimously adopted by parliament on May 18 2022.
According to the committee they had recommended the minister to step aside on accusations of falsifying the presidential directive that saw the Ugandan land commission allocate the said land to the section of investors.
While appearing before the committee on Wednesday 14 September,2022 the minister claimed that she had written to the speaker about the issue and accused the committee of not following the right procedures before requesting to excuse herself from the meeting in protest.
Furthermore the minister questioned the role and mandate of the Adhoc committee setup by the speaker to prob the Nakawa Naguru land allocating through a social media post in the official what’s App group of the 11th parliament.
According to the NRM Usuk county mp Hon Bosco Okiroro said there was no evidence that had been presented before the committee and stated that if there was no proof it would be of an advantage to the minister of lands.
The vice chairperson of the committee Hon Charles Onen guided that the witness would present their evidence by way of testimony which the minister of lands defied and failed to listened to and move out in protest.
However so far there are four mps that are willing to testify against the lands minister and these include Hon Sarah Opendi,Hon Solomon Silway Hon Maurice Kibalya and Hon Elijah Okupa.
During the committee Hon Sarah Opendi presented print outs of messages allegedly questioning the role of the committee that Namuganza reportedly posted on a what’sApp group of Mps of the 11th parliament on 12 July 2022.