By Najibu Mulema
Few hours back, the Constitutional Court issued an interim order stopping Parliament from probing the shs 6 billion presidential handshake which was rewarded to 42 senior government officials following Uganda Revenue Authority’s court settlement win against the British oil firm, Tullow oil.
Now the head of parliament’s Information Directorate, Chris Obore has come out on behalf of parliament to defy the constitutional court saying that nobody will derail parliament from inquiring into the handshake adding that it’s a duty of parliament to oversight on government and the matter is of public interest.
“Nobody will derail parliament from inquiring into the “handshake “. The Speaker is the boss of the House. She is a lawyer of repute capable of making sound decisions. She will guide the MPs tomorrow. It’s the duty of parliament to do oversight on government and the matter is of public interest,” Obore noted.
After the information about the oil cash bonanza leaked to the public at the beginning of this year, it created a lot of outrage among Ugandans.
Parliament came out to oppose the outrageous action which was undertaken by the top officials in government. The issue prompted the speaker of parliament, Rebecca Kadaga to set a date so that parliamentarians look into the matter.