The minister for Ethics and Integrity, Simon Lokodo, has said he will organise disciplinary seminars for all the members of parliament to inculcate morals and values in them.
His remarks came shortly after Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake was sent to the parliamentary disciplinary committee after he accosted Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof Barnabas Nawangwe at parliament.
Zaake denigrated Nawangwe for mishandling a student strike.
Lokodo said there is an increased moral decay in parliament that need to be addressed because leaders have certain values that should be exhibited before the public.
“Whenever there is such kind of situation, we need to bring information to the legislators on how they should behave and also rules of progress in parliament, the constitution. We shall see how we can organise seminars to instil morals and values in them,” he said.
Speaking to the media in Kampala on Saturday, Lokodo condemned the increasing cases of indiscipline among the members of parliament.
“For quite some time now, the choreography of parliament has not been respected many members have been errant raising issues which are irrelevant and this has preoccupied me as the minister of ethics and integrity,” he said.
He said the deteriorating moral fibre in the parliament can only be blamed to individual upbringing in their families and societies.
“So there are persons who come from unfortunately untampered environment and they come here and they used it as opportunity to showcase arrogance and irresponsibility,” he said.
He said the way Zaake acted in the parliament was uncalled for and such kind of behaviour should be tamed with immediate effect.
“Absolutely the way he behaved is unbecoming of a member of parliament to attempt to assault a leader. I saw the video clip he was attempting to fight the vice chancellor and I think that was a bit unruly, very irresponsible and indiscipline of a leader,”he said.