Female MP Demands Probe Over Derogatory Statements Against Women MPs
Parliament has directed the Minister of Information and ICT, Frank Tumwebaze to give a statement to the House, regarding statements made attacking female MPs.
Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah issued the directive on March 14, 2017 after Lira Woman MP, Joy Atim Ongom revealed to the House that former State House employee, Charles Rwomushana referred to women MPs as prostitutes during a live political show on NBS TV.
According to Atim, Rwomushana made the remarks during the Frontline show which aired on March 9 while evaluating affirmative action in Uganda. The statements she said, were derogatory and defamed them.
The MP narrated that Rwomushana attacked the women MPs over their performance and conduct, stating that they only clap their hands instead of handling corruption cases.
She demanded that stern and legal action is taken against Rwomushana over his remarks.
In response, the Minister of Information and ICT, Frank Tumwebaze revealed that Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has already taken up the matter and will investigate the statements.
He was given up to Thursday this week to table the statement.