AGE LIMIT DEBATE: PRESENCE OF SOLDIERS AT PARLIAMENT FORCE KADAGA TO ADJOURN HOUSE
By www.mknewslink.com Reporter
The debate in Parliament turned chaotic after MPs traded insults over allegations that there were soldiers in the some of the place were legislators pray from within parliament.
Kadaga was forced to adjourn the House until 2 PM this afternoon.
The allegation was raised by Lucy Akello, the Amuru Woman MP who said MPs were feeling insecure about the presence of soldiers in the place of worship.
But NRM MPs brushed aside the allegations saying it was a tactic of the opposition to delay the proceedings.
Solomon Silwany, the spokesperson of the NRM caucus, appeared to have confirmed the allegation but only insisted that the soldiers go there for prayers.
Silwany’s confession appeared to have added fuel to the tension and before long, opposition MPs crossed over to the NRM side and they started tagging at each other’s shirts. Later, they mini-scuffles ensued.
Kadaga called for order but her pleas fell on deaf ears forcing her to adjourn
Before the adjournment, MPs had started debate on the two age-limit reports; the report of the majority and that of the minority.
It has been anticipated that debate would wind down by the end of today but current events show that the matter could take longer to be resolved.
Source:www.mknewslink.com a western Uganda news website.