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Some MPs unqualified

By Vision Reporter

Added 10th December 2003 03:00 AM

MPS have called for investigation of their colleagues who do not have the required academic qualifications.

MPS have called for investigation of their colleagues who do not have the required academic qualifications.

By Joyce Namutebi and Milton Olupot

MPS have called for investigation of their colleagues who do not have the required academic qualifications.

Debating a report of the select committee on election violence, Nandala Mafabi proposed that a committee should be constituted to investigate the MPs who lacked qualifications because they put the integrity of the House in question.

The committee proposed that Police should investigate the allegations of former vice-chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Flora Nkurukenda, that some MPs did not have qualifications.

“We have a book where all MPs have registered. I have seen MPs who say they are qualified accountants when they are not,” Mafabi said.

He said, “these are the people who have made us look like potato growers.”

Avitus Tibarimbasa said that Nkurukenda had offered to name unqualified MPs.

Bernadette Bigirwa urged the line minister to investigate the electoral Commission to ensure the right staff are in the right positions.

She urged the Government to punish Kakooza Mutale and his Kalangala Action Plan members for election violence.

“In 2006 we may have a situation that is worse. People may have individual militias to beat up people,” she said.

Theodore Sekikubo shocked the House when he said the EC Secretary Sam Rwakoojo did not even hold a Bachelors degree. He said Rwakoojo only studied up to secondary level.

Sekikubo stood by his statement when the deputy Speaker asked him if he could substantiate his allegation and record a statement with the Police.

Some MPs unqualified

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