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NUP Sacks Mathias Mpuuga as Parliamentary Commissioner, Appoints Zaake As His Successor


The National Unity platform ( NUP) has Sacked Mathias Mpuuga from the position of Parliamentary Commissioner.

On Friday 15th March 2024, the National Executive Committee resolved to fire it’s parliamentary Commissioner Mathias Mpuuga from the position and appointed Mityana Municipality MP, Zaake Francis Butebi as his Successor.

This was after the NUP Executive Committee resolved to recall Mpuuga as Parliamentary Commissioner over alleged abuse of Office.

In a statement signed by the party’s Acting National President, Dr. Lina Zadriga Waru, the party accuses Mpuuga of being part of the Shs1.7 billion “service award” scandal that was agreed in a meeting reportedly chaired by Speaker of Parliament Anita Among.

“Although he responded to NEC’s request to show cause why he should not be recalled from the Parliamentary Commission, he did not provide any satisfactory explanation for engaging in this grave action which goes against the mission, values and objectives of the Party. In particular, he did not make any attempt to respond to the specific accusations leveled against him,” the statement reads in part.

“His (Zaake) nomination was informed by the fact that he was illegally removed from that role in March 2022 in order to pave way for the grand corrupt and questionable dealings of the Parliamentary Commission that have now come to light,” the statement reads further.

Meanwhile Mpuuga has since restated that he is not resigning from his current position as parliamentary commissioner.

Mathias Mpuuga sacked as Commissioner of Parliament

Last year, the Constitutional Court invalidated the parliamentary resolution to remove Zaake from his position as a commissioner.

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