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Kadaga finally resolves to treat injured MPs abroad

Kadaga with MP Betty Nambooze

Parliament will facilitate injured Opposition MPs to get further medical treatment out of the country, the Speaker has promised.

The mainly Opposition legislators were injured during a scuffle to forcefully evict MPs suspended over disruption of House proceedings.

On 27th Sept. 2017 the Speaker suspended 25 MPs including a Minister for disrupting House proceedings. In trying to evict the suspended MPs, security was called into the House leading to a scuffle in which MPs and staff were injured.

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, visited the injured MPs and staff early this week. The MPs include Hon Betty Nambooze (DP, Mukono Munic.), Francis Zaake (Ind., Mityana Munic.), Hon. Angellina Osege (FDC, Soroti district); Hon. Gaffa Mbwatekamwa (NRM, Kasambya), and Hon. Lucy Achiro (Ind., Aruu North).

“I have paid a visit to some of the members that were affected by what happened in Parliament. But if there is need, Parliament will facilitate their treatment abroad,” said Kadaga.

During the scuffle Hon. Zaake sustained a head injury, while Hon. Nambooze sustained back injuries. At the time of the visit on Tuesday, Nambooze was still admitted at Bugolobi Medical Centre, in Bugolobi.

 

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  1. Dembula

    October 12, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Amazing. They use tax paid employees to cause injuries that are then to be treated abroad at tax payers expense. Talk about a double whammy for the innocent bystander tax payer, paying for the avoidable mistakes of those in authority. Notice too that the hospitals, which is where our taxes should be going, are deemed not good enough to treat these MPs. And on and on we go with this circus. No money for vital services that the average citizen needs, but there is money for those select few, who actually have money. It would be funny if it wasn’t so serious. The lunatics are truly running the asylum.

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