Kadaga wants government to involve area MPs in climate change constituency visits

Members of Parliament are furious over what they say is government’s move to send a team of climate change experts in their constituencies without their knowledge.

The matter was raised by the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, with backing of MPs who included that for:Kawempe North, Latif Sebaggala and the Adjumani district Woman MP, Jessica Ababiku.

Rebecca Kadaga the Speaker of the Ugandan parliament.

Rebecca Kadaga the Speaker of the Ugandan parliament.

Kadaga, told Parliament that the group that was sent in the various constituencies de-campaigned them and questioned why government left them out of this programme yet they should have been important in monitoring its progress.

The Speaker who raised this recently also asked the prime minister’s office  to order the climate change team to concentrate on issues of climate change other than making it political.

Moses Ali the First Prime Minister.

Moses Ali the First Prime Minister.

However, the first Prime Minister, General Moses Ali, apologized over this omission of the MPs on list of persons supposed to be part of the climate change team saying it was an oversight on their part.

He said that government sent this team because it   was concerned that some part of the population is facing famine due to climate change.

However, section of the MPs were visibly angered when Ali told them that even if they were to be told, they could not have reached  in time given that the  programme for this particular assignment was done hurriedly.

“How can he say that a programme was done hurriedly yet such tours have to be planned in advance? Does he want to tell us that this is the way they have always be operating without planning and giving proper accountability to tax payer’s money?,” wondered, Moses Kasibante, the MP for Rubaga North in Kampala.

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