A section of Members of Parliament have questioned the delayed presentation of a committee report on the controversial agreement between the government and the Uganda Vinci Coffee Company Limited.
This was during the plenary sitting chaired by Deputy Speaker, Thomas Tayebwa.
Last week, the chairperson of Parliament’s Committee on Trade, Mwine Mpaka indicated that they had finalized a report on the agreement following several meetings with the concerned parties.
Mpaka indicated that he was waiting to be allocated space on the Order Paper to present the committee findings and recommendations.
The Deputy Speaker informed MPs that Anita Among had received the report by the committee and needed to first read through it before it is finally presented to the whole House.
On Thursday, Kira Municipality MP Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda asked why it was taking long for the report to be debated yet the committee concluded its work already. Hon.Ssemujo speaking…..
Hon.Cecilia Ogwal, the Dokolo Woman MP also told parliament that their constituents were accusing them of taking bribes to influence the outcome of the committee report. Cecilia Ogwal on coffee…..
However, Tayebwa assured MPs that the report was presented before the Clerk to Parliament and would be debated, where 27 acres of land were given to Vinci Coffee company in the industrial and business park at Namanve. End.