MP Otto moves to impeach Minister Amongi from Parliament

Min. Betty Amongi

A notice to move a motion in quest of impeaching Lands, Housing and Urban Development Minister Betty Amongi Ongom has reached Parliament.

The letter was received by the office of the Clerk to Parliament on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.

Hon. Odonga Otto who’s the Aruu County Member of Parliament is the Mover.

“NOTICE OF A MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION OF PARLIAMENT PURSUANT to Rule 108 (1) of the Rules of Procedure of Parliament of Uganda, I hereby notify you of my intention to move a censure motion against Hon. Betty Amongin, the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, for mismanagement, abuse of office, willful violation of the Oath of Allegiance and Oath of Minister in relation to the fraudulent disposal of properties under the management of the Departed Asian Properties Custodian Board. The Detailed particulars are contained in my motion attached hereto,” Odonga Otto’s letter dated 23 May 2018 reads.

Amongi who’s also the Oyam South Member of Parliament has been on spotlight over wide range of land related allegations.

Early this month, Amongi appeared before the Commission of Lands Inquiry where she was grilled for her roles in the management of land fund and her company, AMOBET’s fraudulent business.

She had earlier on defied summon by the Commission, until President Museveni, who appointed her directed her to present herself for questioning.

One of the MPs who talked to TND News on Wednesday afternoon, preferring anonymity said the censure is totally lawful.

“Many of this country’s elites have caused more injury not only to government but to locals. It’s high time we act and chase them from legislation,” he said.

Adding: “Only the appointing authority can save her.”

Betty Amongi could not respond to our numerous phone calls for comment.

Notice of Motion to censure Lands Minister Amongi Betty.
Mover, Aruu County MP, Odonga Otto.

With Parliament sitting today Wednesday and his Motion not on the Order Paper, Odongo Otto told TND News from Parliament, ‘there is a procedure’ to be followed

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