The minister of state for Lands, Persis Namuganza has told the Committee on Rules, Privileges and Discipline that she has never disrespected Parliament at any one point.
Namuganza is being investigated for allegedly questioning the integrity of the House over the Nakawa-Naguru land give away when she appeared before an Adhoc committee investigating the saga early this year.
Before the adhoc committee, Namuganza reportedly questioned the treatment of investors and people who appear before the MPs, equating the committee to a “torture chamber.”
“When we meet the president, sometimes he gives verbal instructions. But when you reach the committee and deliver the instructions, you are accused of concocting them without further inquiry. This is very unfortunate,” Namuganza was quoted as saying.
It is because of these comments that her matter was forwarded to the disciplinary committee where she appeared on September 13.
Namuganza said that she had nothing to say about the allegations made against her on the floor of Parliament since they hold no evidence.
Abdu Katuntu, the committee chairperson, said that there is no evidence to provide to the minister or her lawyers saying it will be adduced during the investigation.
“What evidence do you require from us before we receive it? We are here to investigate. The evidence we are going to hear is later – we have not heard any single evidence before the committee,” he said.
Namuganza insisted that she could not make any response to allegations made by the MPs since there is no evidence.