Parliament Finally Corners Media Managers


The Parliament’s Rules and Privileges Committee has implemented the resolution made during the emotive session in mid-December requiring editors of media houses to be interrogated for contempt of the institution.

Sources in the Committee told ChimpReports that the letters summoning editors from media houses that have been marked for publishing “wrong” and “negative” stories about the legislature were concluded on Thursday morning.

“We expect to interface with the editors of selected media houses next week. They have got their letters already, patient ” a source told us.

On September 15th, information pills a majority angry house chaired by the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga spent two hours discussing the conduct of media whom they accused of always going after the stories that portray the national assembly in bad image.

Kadaga decided and directed the Rules and Privileges Committee under the stewardship of Ongalo Obote from Kalaki County, page to identify and summon the editors of media houses.

The penalties were however not prescribed in the event that the media house is found “guilty”.

The Committee has even moved on the association of media owners and one letter has been sent to the National Association of Broadcasters.

The media houses affected are all the three dailies; The Daily Monitor, The New Vision, The Red Pepper and the tri weekly’s The Observer. The Uganda Radio Network is also not spared.

ChimpReports understands Parliament wanted even to sue the Uganda Radio Network over a story they wrote saying the national assembly sent 98 MPs to the Uganda North America Association Convention held in Boston.

Parliament insisted only few MPs were sent using the institution’s budget and others footed their own bills.


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