By Our Correspondents
Controversial State Minister for Lands ,Princess Persis Namuganza has graduated with a diploma in Law at the Mbale based Islamic University In Uganda (IUIU) as MPs are set to debate her censure motion for allegedly contempt of parliament tomorrow.
The censure motion is the third item on the order paper released by the Clerk to Parliament Adolf Mwesige Kasaija. A seven member Select Committee was set up by the Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa to investigate Namuganza for violation of parliament conduct of conduct . The committee was chaired by Mbarara City South Division MP Mwine Mpaka.
MPs who were led by John Amos OKot -Agago North and Dan Kimosho -Kazo County accuse Namuganda of attacking parliament and its Speaker Anita Among in the media contrary to the rules that governor MPs. They have since tabled in evidence video clips and newspaper cuttings to support their case.
Namuganza did not appear in person to defend herself against the allegations saying she was not served with the said evidence . This is after 200 MPs signed a petition to censure Namuganza the Bukono County MP in Namisindwa district for alleged contempt of parliament .
On her part ,Namuganza has filed a petition in the Constitutional Court challenging the speaker’s authority to set up a select committee to cause her censure . The matter is yet to be determined by court .
The Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) graduation
Namuganza was among 1989 students who were awarded academic certificates in various programs during the IUIU 31st graduation ceremony held on January 21, 2023 at the University ‘s main campus in Mbale. She graduated with a Diploma in law at a colorful ceremony presided over by the Rector , Dr. Ismail Simbwa Gyagenda.
The Rector commended government for championing the girl child education which has seen a big number of female students enrolling for university education across the country .
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