Parliament has directed the minister for Information and ICT to investigate controversial political analyst and former State House spy master Charles Rwomushana after he referred to female members of parliament prostitutes.
Rwomushana at¬tacked the women MPs over their per¬for-mance and con¬duct, stat¬ing that they only clap their hands in¬stead of han¬dling cor¬rup¬tion cases.
Deputy Speaker of Par¬lia¬ment, Ja¬cob Oulanyah is¬sued the di¬rec¬tive on Tuesday af¬ter Lira Woman MP, Joy Atim On¬gom informed to the House that Rwomushana re¬ferred to women MPs as pros¬ti¬tutes dur¬ing a live po¬lit¬i¬cal show on NBS TV.
Ac¬cord¬ing to Atim, Rwomushana made the re¬marks dur¬ing the Front¬line show which aired on March 9 while eval¬u¬at¬ing af¬fir¬ma¬tive ac¬tion in Uganda. The state¬ments, she said, were deroga¬tory and de¬famed them.
Hon. Atim de¬manded that stern and le¬gal ac¬tion is taken against Rwomushana over his re¬marks.
MP Ssegona wondered If they are calling women MPs prostitutes, then the question is who is the consumer?
In re¬sponse, the Min¬is¬ter of In¬for¬ma¬tion and ICT, Frank Tumwe¬baze said he had received the complain and alerted Uganda Communications Commission to investigate the station and the statements.
However the deputy speaker Oulanyah to told the minister that there is no investigation required for a recorded video from NBS tv show, saying action must be taken
The minister was given up to Thurs¬day this week to table the state¬ment.
Rwomushana says he stands by the remarks, which he made while appearing on a talkshow on NBS, saying the MPs had sold their conscience for a pittance to the ruling NRM party