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Government to be held accountable for missing people

Hon Rebecca Kadaga (Courtesy Photo)

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga on Tuesday lost her patience with government over its delay to respond to a directive by Parliament to table the list of missing persons.

Ms Kadaga said the government will be held accountable for the whereabouts of the missing persons since they have failed to make the list public.

“Since we resumed (the plenary session), there have been complaints about missing persons. The President directed those who have them to publish the list,” the Speaker said.

She added: “In absence of that (list), I want to ask these members who have a list of missing people to produce it here so that we can make the government to account.”

Her ruling followed a request by Kalungu West MP Joseph Ssewungu to allow him table the list of the missing people and their particulars.

Internal Affairs minister Gen Jeje Odongo was a no-show in Parliament yesterday, something that annoyed Opposition MPs. MPs Theodore Ssekikubo (Lwemiyaga), Betty Nambooze (Mukono Municipality), Gilbert Olanya (Kilak South) and Elijah Okupa (Kasilo County) questioned the integrity of the security agencies, who seem to have defied the presidential directive, before the Speaker ruled in their favour.

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