Ministers Skip Special Session To Eulogize Mandela

Cabinet ministers have skipped a special parliamentary session convened by the speaker to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, the fallen former South African President.

Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi
Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi

On Wednesday, Rebecca Kadaga convened a special session to pay tribute to the late Mandela. However, to the dismay of the legislators none of the cabinet ministers showed up.

MPs led by Alex Ndezi inquired to know why the ministers were not present in the house. In her response Kadaga said didn’t know the whereabouts of the ministers as she had not received any communication.

As a result, Kadaga ruled that the house continues and pays tribute to Mandela in the absence of the ministers.

Following the ruling Nathan Nandala Mafabi, the leader of the opposition moved a resolution of parliament to pay tribute to Mandela instead of the Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi who was indicated on the order paper.

The motion was seconded by MPs across the political divide.

However, in a 9th December letter to the speaker titled “Suspension of parliamentary session until After Cabinet Retreat”, Amama Mbabazi notifies her of a cabinet retreat from Monday 9th until Wednesday 11th.

In the letter Mbabazi requested Kadaga to suspend the house until 12th December 2013.

2 thoughts on “Ministers Skip Special Session To Eulogize Mandela

  1. Cabinet is ashamed of their Master who escaped from South Africa where he went as a brutal leader to honor a humble and respectful President who retired after one term of Rule and yet Museveni is going up 30 years only creating problems instead of reducing Uganda problems.

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