Eastern: Youth accuses MP Mafabi Ishma of being ‘idle’ in parliament


On pressure - Ishma Mafabi. Courtesy photo.

The youth leaders in Eastern region have revealed plans to impeach their Member of Parliament Ishma Mafabi Lumolo out of parliament before 2021 general election.

The leaders say Mr. Mafabi is idle in parliament and misrepresentation them. They also claim the youth MP, Mafabi, 27, is too mute and idle when it comes to debates on national policies.

The allegation was made at Wash and Wills Hotel during youth council meeting of youth from Bukedia region. The meeting was aimed at sensitizing youth on existing government programs.

James Jimmy Opoya, the district youth chairperson Tororo says: “The youth do not have an MP because the sitting MP has never bothered to attend any youth activity and he is often abroad. We are not happy.”

 Richard Mugoda – another youth chairperson from Butebo says their want their MP to address the challenge s in getting youth capital venture fund. He added they have failed to access the fund because of the policy whilst collateral security like land titles that most of them do not have.

 The Budaka youth chairperson, Amir Kamba noted that the youth capital venture fund is a bogus program that should be removed. Amir adds that the MP Ishma must be recalled because he is of no use to them.

 Also, Michael Dagu who’s the youth councilor representing Butaleja district says parliament should leave out all youth MPs’ slots because they are not doing any great job.

 Samuel Odongo, the national youth publicity secretary concurred with the youth leaders’ demands, stating that very soon he is mobilizing the youth from eastern region to impeach Isma Mafabi.

He notes that they have got information that the youth MP has missed out on over 14 Parliamentary sittings, stressing need to seek better representation.

Mafabi’s political assistant, Abdu Magombe defended his boss and other youth MPs, saying: “The youth MPs were left out when parliament was passing a policy on capital venture.”

On the issue of mobile money and social media taxes, Abdu says it was a collective responsibility from ruling party MPs and some opposition Mps, not Ishma’s sole decision.


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