Hon. Solomon Silwany, the Bukooli County Central MP told the House during a plenary sitting that he was in possession of a leaked letter written by Kafuuzi to the President, advising him not to assent to the homosexuality Bill that had been transmitted to him by the Clerk to Parliament.
Hon. Silwany sought the advice of the Deputy Speaker, Thomas Tayebwa if it was procedurally right for Kafuuzi to act contrary to the position of the House that unanimously passed the Bill, and yet he never raised any objections at the time.
Hon. Cecilia Barbara Atim Ogwal, the Dokolo District Woman MP raised a procedural matter seeking to know why the President is delaying assent to the Bill while the country is anxiously waiting.
Hon. Silwany and Hon. Ogwal speaking…..
Kiryowa Kiwanuka, the Attorney General, without divulging the content of the letter, admitted that his deputy wrote the letter and urged the House not to interfere with the legislative process. Kiryowa speaking…
However, citing Article 91 of the Constitution, Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa pointed out that the matter at hand is at the discretion of the President to either take the advice rendered to him or reject it and return the Bill to the House for reconsideration. The Buhweju County Member of Parliament, Francis Mwijukye, collaborated fears of the legislators citing a pending caucus meeting of NRM MPs to discuss the bill today at State House Entebbe. END