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Opposition Disgusted as Uganda Parliament Exonerates Vice President in ‘Free and Fair Justice!’

Melanie Nathan- April 01, 2011

While the rest of the World turns a blind eye to Uganda’s so called ‘Free and Fair’ Elections, a little basic prodding reveals that Uganda treats its Justice with same due – disrespect – autonomous and dictatorial:-Ugandan Parliament has reported the following swift Justice:- The Uganda Parliament exonerates Vice President from CHOGM anomalies.; and is transcribed as follows:-

“Parliament has exonerated the Vice President from anomalies cited against him by the Public Accounts Committee on the Special Audit Report of the Auditor General on the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. Kinkizi County East MP Chris Baryomunsi moved the motion to exonerate the Vice President calling upon Parliament to waive all charges against the Vice President. With support from Tororo Municipality MP Sanjay Tanna, the legislator said Prof.Gilbert Bukenya had made decisions on behalf of the cabinet subcommittee that he chaired.

The Vice President reaffirmed before Parliament March 31, that all decisions taken had involved technical advice from experts sourced from the various ministries. He denied having ever influenced the procurement process.

Prof. Bukenya said the delayed procurement process could not be attributed to the cabinet subcommittee that he chaired since it only provided policy directives.   The Public Accounts Committee in its report to Parliament had accused the Vice President of hijacking the procurement process, delaying the procurement of vehicles, bypassing the PPDA and later ordering emergency procurement that resulted into massive misuse of public funds.  The Committee had also recommended that Prof. Bukenya should be held liable for the loss of six billion shillings, abuse of office and flouting the PPDA regulations.

PAC chairman Hon. Nandala Mafabi said Vice President Prof.Gilbert Bukenya had directed the procurement process himself and suspended international bidding for procurement of CHOGM motor vehicles.”

Opposition MPs walked out of the chamber of Parliament before a vote on the motion to exonerate the Vice President was taken by Parliament. Acting Leader of the Opposition Hon. Kassiano Ezati Wadri announced the boycott of Parliament in the chambers saying the opposition will not return to the chamber to handle matters related to the CHOGM report.

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