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Speaker Among cautions Legislators about coffee deal

By Melanie Aanyu,

The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among has cautioned legislators against making reckless statements in regard to a committee report on the controversial agreement between the government and the Uganda Vinci Coffee Company Limited.

While delivering her communication during the plenary , Among assured the House that the leadership of Parliament was not suffocating the report, saying it would be presented and debated soon.

She added that it is an indictment on the MPs when they go about accusing the presiding officer in regards to the report.
Among also urged Cabinet Ministers to accept mistakes pointed out by Parliament and work towards correcting them.

Ssemujju Ibrahim Nganda, the Kira Municipality and his Busia Municipality counterpart, Geoffrey Macho accused the Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija of discussing the coffee agreement on different media platforms even before parliament receives a report and takes action.

John Baptist Nambeshe, the Chief Opposition Whip asked the Speaker to indicate to the House the specific day when the coffee report will be presented so that MPs prepare for debate accordingly.