By Mathias Thembo
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gen. Jeje Odongo has been given until tomorrow to present a report to Parliament justifying the accreditation of 71 government officials to attend the 78th United Nations -UN General Assembly in New York.
The ultimatum was issued by Deputy Speaker, Thomas Tayebwa, during a plenary sitting yesterday.
It followed a concern raised by Muwada Nkunyingi, the Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs and Kyandondo East Constituency Representative citing wasteful expenditure of public funds.
Muwada informed the House that reports have emerged citing the State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Henry Okello Oryem whose wife was allegedly among the 71-member delegation from Uganda to the UN General Assembly, thus causing financial loss to the country.
Hon. Muwanga speaking…
The Leader of the Opposition, Mathias Mpuuga asked the Speaker to direct the Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja to appear in the House and explain her role in the botched travel after she teased her subordinates in an audio circulating on social media platforms.
Hon. Mpuuga speaking…..
Tayebwa ruled that the Foreign Affairs Minister, Gen. Jeje Odongo, who led the delegation should appear in the House on Thursday and explain the decision by his Ministry to accredit all the 71 delegates and specify their respective roles during the UN Assembly in New York in September. END.