July 21, 2024

MPs propose censure motion against minister Kitutu

By Voice of Lango Editorial (editor@vol.co.ug) 

Kampala

The move to censure the Minister for Karamoja Affairs, Goretti Kitutu has gained momentum after MPs from the area wrote to parliament to formally communicate the move to present a notice of motion on the floor of the August House.

In a February, 22 letter to the Clerk of Parliament, seven MPs from Karamoja region including Ken Peter Lochap, Moses Aleper, Faith Loru Nakut, Baatom Ben Koryang, Ochero Jimbricky Noman, John Bosco Ngoya and Ilukol Philiphs Lokwang have indicated that they have started the process to have the minister censured over the saga involved misappropriation of relief items meant for their constituents.

The legislators from Karamoja region say there was abuse of office or willful violation of the oath of office and mismanagement on the side of Minister Kitutu which has prompted them to move to censure him.

Kitutu’s woes started when  her family members including  the mother, a brother and a nephew were  arrested by the Internal Security Organisation, Police and the State House Anti-Corruption Unit after being found in possession of government-owned iron sheets that were meant to be given to people in Karamoja as relief items.

Since then, several members of the public and leaders, especially from Karamoja region have asked that she resigns over abuse of office.