The Speaker of Parliament Ms Anita Among has forced Soroti East Division legislator Jonathan Ebwalu to withdraw a statement in which he questioned why the bomb scares in Kampala have come at a time when there is political tension in the country.
“Sometimes I also get a little bit uncomfortable. Whenever politics heats up in the country, is when government comes up with issues of the bombs being planted everywhere,” Ebwalu said before he was interrupted by Among who asked him to sit down.
The Speaker expressed her appreciation to Police for intercepting a suicide bomber at Pastor Mayanja’s church in Rubaga.
However, Kira Municipality MP, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda raised a procedural matter, noting that the Speaker cannot stop a member from raising his/her matter since there are bush war generals who wrote books confessing how they threw bombs during the gorilla war of 1980-1986.
Meanwhile, Bukooli Central MP, Solomon Silwanyi wanted the government to advise how Ugandans should handle the situation, but the Speaker overruled him, noting that Members of Parliament should be the ambassadors of mobilizing their constituents on the terror alerts instead of asking government to guide them.
Fort Portal Central Division MP, Alex Ruhunda warned the government against publicizing such threats, saying it affects tourism which is currently one of Uganda’s current foreign exchange earnings.