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Kadaga Warns House On Press

By Vision Reporter

Added 13th November 2002 03:00 AM

The Deputy Speaker of Parliament yesterday warned MPs to desist from divulging confidential House matters to the press.

By Okello Jabweli and Joyce Namutebi
The Deputy Speaker of Parliament yesterday warned MPs to desist from divulging confidential House matters to the press.

Aggrey Awori (Samia Bugwe North) had asked the Speaker to comment on ethics and integrity minister Miria Matembe’s attack on the appointments committee for its Monday rejection of Electoral Commission nominee, Aisha Lubega.

Awori said he was “shocked and disturbed by a minister who called a press conference and referred to us as selfish and gender insensitive. I demand that she be disciplined or I move a motion of censure,” Awori said.

Patrick Mwondha (Bukhooli North) said presidential appointments were becoming controversial and demanded a full report of what transpired during the nominations.

Kadaga said the full report would be availed to MPs in due course and described the practice of discussing confidential matters in the press as “a high level of indiscipline which should stop.”

The House also passed an amendment to the Electoral Commission Act to reduce the number of days required to display the register in Rubanda East constituency from 21 to 10 days.
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Kadaga Warns House On Press

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