Parliament investigates plot to oust Eala’s Zziwa

Parliament. Parliament has undertaken to investigate a motion endorsed by the East African Assembly (Eala) legislators seeking the removal of speaker Margaret Zziwa.

Ms Zziwa’s troubles stem from a motion signed by majority Eala lawmakers accusing her of abuse of office, nepotism and poor governance, among other issues.

The Daily Monitor has also unveiled a list of other Ugandan MPs who signed on Zziwa’s censure motion. They include Ms Nusura Tiperu, who seconded her nomination as speaker.

Other Ugandan MPs that signed on the motion to throw Ms Zziwa out of office are her former contender whom she defeated, Dora Byamukama, Daniel Kidega, Bernard Mulengani, and Chris Opoka Okumu.

Legislators Mike Sebalu, Mukasa Mbidde and Susan Nakawuki, however, did not append their signatures on the censure petition.

The March 27 motion is sponsored by Kenyan representative Peter Mathuki, who accuses Ms Zziwa, among other things, of poor governance and leadership skills, abuse of office, disrespect and intimidation of Eala members and staff.

arliament yesterday demanded an official explanation on the censure of Ms Zziwa after the Kawempe North MP, Mr Latif Ssebaggala, brought the matter to their attention.Government Chief Whip Kasule Lumumba while updating the House on the progress so far undertaken, said the Parliamentary Committee on East African Affairs is scheduled to meet Ugandan Eala legislators to explain what is happening as government prepares an official statement to that effect.

“The minister is travelling to Arusha to get the details. I request that since this is a matter of concern to Parliament, the Eala MPs should appear before the committee so that it does its work and gives us a report next week,” said Ms Lumumba.

mnalugo@ug.nationmdia.com

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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