Butambala district MP Hon Muwanga Kivumbi while appearing on the NBS Morning Breeze show has said that the current Parliament is like a mortuary. They only receive dead bodies that they can’t resuscitate to life.
This follows the summoning of the Finace Minister Matia Kasaija and investor Pinetti in regards to the recent Coffee Agreement that the Uganda government signed with the Vinci company.
This deal has received widespread criticism as its contents are so unfair to the country as deemed by majority coffee stakeholders. These wondered how the government could sign such an agreement without consulting them.
Minister of Agriculture Frank Tumwebaze also came out to criticize the Finance Minister for not consulting with him yet coffee growth falls under the Ministry of Agriculture.
in his retaliation, Kasaija said that he didn’t need to consult with Tumwebaze because the role of the Kibaale County MP is to look after rabbits and co and not the country’s investment.
However, Parliament has now summoned Kasaija and the investor Pinetti to explain this deal. Kivumbi however feels like this is a waste of time as it won’t result into anything just like the previous engagements.
“Don’t expect much to change at this level in Parliament. Parliament is like a mortuary. It receives a “dead body.” We can only find out the cause of “death.” Hon. Muwanga Kivumbi on the Trade Committee summoning Minister Kasaija and Investor Pinetti.
Kivumbi further adds that the government always employs the best brains in the country to solve the country’s crises.
The problem as to why these however fail is corruption because they always look for ways to benefit from the deals they sign which makes them questionable.
“The government employs the best brains in the country, but every other agreement is questionable. The problem is corruption, they look at what is in for them, and that’s the highest level of betrayal we elites do to this country,” he adds.