MPs Ask Govt To Produce Report On Kasubi Tombs Fire

Kasubi Royal Tombs on fire in 2010.
Kasubi Royal Tombs on fire in 2010.

Ugandan Members of Parliament (MPs) have demanded government to produce the report on the investigations carried out in the 16th March 2010 Kasubi Royal Tombs fire that gutted the main House of Muzibu Azaala Mpanga.

This was during a debate on a motion for a resolution of parliament to pay tribute to the kingdom of Buganda, the Katikkiros and all Ugandans for the development being undertaken by the kingdom, in particular the restoration of the Kasubi Tombs.

The motion was moved by the Chairperson Parliamentary Buganda Caucus Godfrey Kiwanda and was debated in the attendance of the Buganda kingdom Premier Charles Peter Mayiga and other ministers from the Kingdom.

MP Nzoghu William, representing   noted that when the tombs were burnt, President Museveni assured people of Buganda that the report would be out soon but that to his surprise the tombs are being restored but that the report has never been produced.

Minister Rukia Nakadama, the Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development noted that her ministry constituted a commission of inquiry to investigate the kasubi Royal Tombs incident chaired by Justice Stephen George Egomu which finished its work and submitted the report which was then considered by cabinet.

MP Medard Lubega Ssegona noted that they have anxiously waited for over two years for the report and that parliament appropriated money to guide the investigation but that to date a report has not been presented questioning the honesty of government in the matter.

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