KAMPALA – The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has denied a chance Members of Parliament to debate on the invasion of house by intruders saying that the matter is under investigation.
“Honourable Members, regarding yesterday’s invasion on parliament, I want to inform you that there is no need to worry because the matter is being investigated and you will be briefed of the outcomes of the investigation,” Kadaga said.
The Speaker added that despite what transpired on Wednesday, February 20, 2020, “Parliament will balance between the right of people to come and us doing our work.”
On Wednesday 19th hooligans invaded Parliament as proceedings were going on.
In regard to that, Kadaga warned the public against invading the space saying that anybody who dares will be severely dealt with.
Following her assurance of the legislators, prompted the State Minister of Environment, Hon. Beatrice Atim Anywar to request the speaker to okay a debate on the issue because the assurance of the safety of legislators is not enough.
“For someone to jump into the Chamber during proceedings in the House is a serious matter and should not be taken lightly. We need to go an extra assurance for strangers to jump is a serious thing that you allow us to express ourselves over it. Clarence and extra checking should be done, we want to know what went wrong,” Anywar said.
Anwar’s request was supported by Kira Municipality MP, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda that pointed out that indeed there was a need for more reassurance as this kind of attack is not happening on parliament for the first time.