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Parliament drags Gen. Elly Tumwine to disciplinary committee

This came after the decision by parliament ordering him to vacate nnomo Gallery.

Parliament has dragged the Minister of Security, General Elly Tumwine to the disciplinary committee over insulting the Speaker of Parliament and undermining parliament decision.

This came after the decision by parliament ordering him to vacate nnomo Gallery.

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Last week, while receiving and debating the committee of Gender report on the Ministerial Policy Statement of the Ministry of Gender, Parliament resolved to push the Minister out of Nnomo Gallery and ordering him to pay a rent arrears of over Shs1bn since 1998.

However, this decision was disregarded by Tumwine who noted that Speaker was acting in ignorance while giving such an order.

Gen. Elly Tumwine

 Tumwine while responding to the parliamentary ruling rubbished claims that he owes parliament 1.6 billion shillings and noted that parliament does not collect rent.

Tumwine said that  a parliamentary recommendation is impossible because Nnomo gallery is not for government, “I repeat; Nommo gallery is for visual artists. President Milton Obote donated one of the houses that were part of State House at Nakasero and from then Nommo gallery is for artists, not government,” he charged.

The Minister’s statements have since angered legislators who led by Rubaga North MP, Moses Kasibante have asked the Speaker to summon Tumwine to make a personal statement on the issues raised.

Kasibante’s suggestion was supported by several of the members including; Buhweju County MP, Francis Mwijukye, Aruu County MP, Odonga Otto and Iganga Municipality MP, Peter Mugema.

The Speaker ruled to have the Minister appear before the house and explain himself over the matter.

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