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14 Signatures Collected To Censure Tumwebaze

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At 9:10am, there were 13 signatures and the 14th Member of Parliament to sign was Fungaroo Caps of Obongi who signed in the presence of Chimpreports at the Sergeant at Arms Office.

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Some of the names jotted down belonged to: the lead petitioner Fadhil Chemaswet of Kween county, Gerald Karuhanga (Youth western), Joseph Sewungu (Kalungu East), Wafula Oguttu (Bukholi), Latif Ssebagala (Kawempe north), Angelina Osseger (Soroti Woman) and Fungaroo Caps of Obongi.


The Clerk to parliament, Jane Kibirige, gave the petitioners a go-ahead in the exercise of collecting signatures to censure the minister for Kampala and presidency, Frank Tumwebaze.

A copy of the Clerk’s letter

According to parliamentary rules of procedure 98, the petitioners are to get a minimum of 125 signatures in within 10 days or they lose.



Below Is The Whole Procedure:


Vote of censure against Ministers.


(1) A Member who is desirous of moving a Censure Motion against a Minister shall notify the Clerk in writing of his or her intention, citing the grounds for the proposed censure motion and giving detailed particulars supporting such grounds.


(2) The Clerk shall, within three days upon receipt of the Notice of Censure under sub-rule.


(1) Notify Parliament by causing the notice, grounds and particulars supporting the grounds of the proposed censure motion to be pinned on the Members’ notice board.


(3) The Clerk shall on the date and time of pinning the Notice of Censure on the Members’ notice board also cause to be prepared and deposited with the Sergeant-at-Arms, for a period of ten working days, a list of all Members of Parliament with an open space against each name for purposes of appending of signatures, which list shall be entitled “SIGNATURESIN SUPPORT OF THE CENSURE MOTION AGAINSTHON…………….MINISTER OF…….. IN THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA.

(4) Any signature appended to the list as provided under sub-rule (3) shall not be withdrawn.


(5) After at least one third of the Members have appended their signatures on the list signifying support for the proposed petition under clause

(1) of Article 118, the Sergeant At Arms shall immediately forward the list to the Clerk, who shall immediately [not later than twenty four hours], transmit the notice of censure, grounds and particulars supporting the various grounds and the supporting signatures to the Speaker.


(6) If after the ten working days referred to under sub-rule (3), less than one third of all the Members have appended their signatures on the list, the Notice of Censure shall lapse.


(7) On receipt of the proposed petition, grounds and the particulars supporting the grounds and supporting signatures, the Speaker shall cause the proposed Petition to be placed on the Order Paper for the next working day during which the Chief Petitioner shall formally move 63the censure motion and lay all supporting documents on the Table and each document so laid shall be endorsed by the Clerk.


(8) The petition of censure having been moved, the Speaker shall forward the text of the Motion, the supporting grounds, particulars and the supporting documents to the President within 72 hours of moving of the motion, for onward transmission of the same to the concerned Minister.


(9) Fourteen days from the date of transmission of the Motion to the President, the Speaker shall cause to be appointed a Select Committee to which the Motion and all supporting documents shall be referred and the Committee shall


(a) scrutinise and identify prima facie evidence to the allegations in the motion;


(b) lead the House under the provision of sub-rule 11 herein, in the proceedings of censure.


(10) In the exercise of its duties under sub-rule


(9)(a) the Committee –


(a) may co-opt any person to the Committee;


(b) may receive supplementing information from any Member of Parliament;


(c) shall allow the Minister who is the subject of the motion or his or her representative to appear before the Committee to defend himself or he
rself against any allegations made against him or her.


(11) Within fifteen days after receipt of the motion, the Chairperson of the Select Committee shall report to the House the findings of the Select Committee.


(12) On receipt of the Committee’s report, and notwithstanding the findings of the Committee, the Speaker shall call upon the Chief Petitioner to open debate on the motion, followed by a defence by the concerned Minister and a debate by the House unless the motion is withdrawn.


(13) After the debate, the House shall vote on the motion and if carried by more than half of all the voting Members of Parliament, the Speaker shall inform the President of this fact within twenty four hours from the time the motion was voted upon.

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