CLEARS AIR: Hon. Kawalya in Parliament today
NEWS EDITOR MEDIA
IN line with Rule 52(2) of the Rules of Procedure of Parliament, the Rubaga North Member of Parliament Hon. Abubaker Kawalya has today Thursday November 3, 2022 made a Personal Statement on the floor of Parliament, as per the Speaker’s ruling in response to the allegations made by the Minister of State in charge of Primary Healthcare Hon. Margaret Muhanga over Ebora outbreak!
The minister told Parliament that while appearing on CBS FM, Kabaka’s Radio on September 1, 2022 , MP Kawalya said there is no Ebola in the country.
The legislator has called this mere allegations and blackmail by the minister to taint his namemail. He asked the Speaker to expunge the Minister’s statement from the Hansard.
“Madam speaker, for all the times I have appeared on different radio and tv talkshows on matters of national importance, my cardinal role has always been and will continue to be awareness raising and providing alternatives to government as the Shadow Minister for Kampala. It is not true that I made that statement as alleged by Hon. Minister Muhanga.” MP Kawalya told Parliament asking the minister to apologies for telling lies to Parliament.
Yesterday, Minister Muhanga informed the House that while appearing on CBS FM Radio Buganda on September 1, 2022 , MP Kawalya said there is no Ebola in the country.
For starters, by September 1, 2022, Government had not released any statement that there was Ebola and so, there was no Ebola talks in the county. Ebola outbreak was declared on September 20, 2022.
In fact Hon. Kawalya told the House that, he could not have made such a statement when he has already lost two people from his Constituency of Rubaga North constituency to the disease.
In her ruling, the Speaker has told the House that the institution of Parliament will get the recordings from CBS radio and carry out investigations. She has also said that the record of the Minister will not be expunged from the Hansard until after investigations.
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