THE parliamentary committee on finance has asked the former Mawokota MP, Henry Mutebi Kityo, to forfeit one of his current two positions over conflict of interest.
Kityo is a director at the Microfinance Support Centre and the chairman of the South Mawokota SACCO.
During a fact-finding tour on the performance of SACCOs in Mpigi district, the legislators wondered why he accepted the two positions.
â€œWhat he is doing is morally wrong. We are not happy with this. He (Kityo) has to decide which position he retains to avoid conflict of interest,â€ said Charles Ojok, the committee vice-chairman.
South Mawokota SACCO boasts of 862 members, with 642 shareholders.
The SACCO has a loan portfolio of sh185m and a share capital of sh14m. Sh58.2m is what members saved.
Kityo denied any conflict of interest, saying his role at the Microfinance Support Centre was only on policy formulation.
â€œI donâ€™t handle money or decide who gets it.
â€œI can only quit my position when members vote me out in 2011,â€ he said.
He noted that in cooperatives, there are laws that donâ€™t bar any person from getting a position once voted in a free and fair election.
â€œWhen my name was proposed, I couldnâ€™t turn down the peopleâ€™s mandate. But, if my two-years run down and members feel I am not worthy continuing as chairman, I will stand down,â€ he said.
Microfinance centre director under fire