BREAKING: NRM top organ moves to terminate commissioners

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BREAKING: NRM top organ moves to terminate commissioners
MPs Prossy Mbabazi (left), Esther Afoyochan (centre) and Solom Silwany could be out of the parliamentary commission today.

CEC is looking at the option of ending the two-and-a-half-year term of office of their commissioners prematurely to save the image of NRM government.

NATIONAL | The Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the ruling National Resistance Movement party is sitting to decide on the fate of its embattled parliamentary commissioners.

Bukooli Central MP Solomon Silwany, Zombo Woman MP Esther Afoyochan and Rubanda Woman MP Prossy Mbabazi will be cut loose as the NRM has decided to diffuse the smoke before it spreads any further.

The trio has been in the thick of a Shs1.7 billion service award scandal that they negotiated and received together with their then Leader of the Opposition Mathias Mpuuga in 2022.

The NRM legislators received Shs400 million each, a gratuity that was approved without being taken to the floor of Parliament.

Sources from the corridors of Parliament and CEC meeting have intimated that the ruling party does not want the matter to reach the floor of Parliament for the debate.

CEC is looking at the option of ending the two-and-a-half-year term of office of their commissioners prematurely to save the image of NRM government.

Silwany, Afoyochan and Mbabazi are facing censure after members of their own ruling party led by Theodore Ssekikubo (Lwemiyaga County) and Sarah Opendi (Tororo Woman) moved to have them removed from office through impeachment.

The censure motion was opened three weeks ago and is due to close today.

Other key issues to be handled by CEC will be approval of NRM members to different committees and replacement of committee chairpersons

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