Frank Tumwebaze, the minister in charge of Kampala said that he is not moved by the ongoing attempts by some legislators to censure him.
Tumwebaze argues that despite the fact that, article 118 of the Constitution of Uganda allows MPs to censure a Minister it can’t be used to punish him because his involvement in the controversial impeachment of the lord mayor was lawful.
Last week, a group of legislators led by Gerald Karuhanga, the Western Youth MP and Kween MP Abdul Fadhil Chemaswet embarked on the collection of signatures to censure the minister.
They accuse minister for disregarding a court order stopping the sitting, which led to the impeachment of Erias Lukwago, the Kampala Capital City Authority Lord Mayor.
The MPs have so far used up four days as they are expected to collect 125 signatures within days.
According to Tumwebaze it was within his mandate to chair a meeting to impeach the lord mayor.
Tumwebaze said that he can’t waste any time to plead with the architects of the censure motion because they will not succeed.
However, Gerald Karuhanga, one of the lead petitioners insists that the minister must resign or wait to be forced out. He claims that the conduct of Tumwebaze is unbecoming and embarrassing to the nation.