Parliament’s rules, privileges and discipline committee has today started hearing testimonies from witnesses in its investigation of bribery claims against Members of Parliament.
The first witnesses to appear before the committee were from the of the Observer News paper that published the article in which it was claimed that some MPs had been bribed by electricity distribution company UMEME to block the report from the ad hoc committee on energy.
The managing editor James Tumusiime has resisted pressure from members of the committee to disclose the source of their story.
He however said the story was written based on allegations from an MP who was in the NRM caucus meeting.
Meanwhile, electricity distribution Company UMEME has started offering free shares to Ugandans.
Last week the company closed the sale of its shares to foreign institutions and announced plans to offer shares to Ugandan at a discounted rate.
UMEME’s spokesperson Henry Rugamba tells KFM that a free share will be offered for every ten shares bought by locals.
This move has been described by legislators as meant to woe the public amid growing tension over the possibility of having its contract terminated due to poor service delivery, a claim that Rugamba disputes.