Parliament Pays Tribute to Fallen MPs
The parliament of Uganda adopted the motion paying tribute to the late Hon. Robinah Sentongo the former Kyotera district woman MP and Hon Ali Kirunda Kivejinja former 2nd deputy prime minister who succumbed to covid-19 in December last year.
Parliament today convened a special sitting to pay tribute to the two members of the house who passed away during political campaigns in December. The duo, Hajj Ali Kirunda Kivejinja the former 2nd deputy prime minister, and the former Kyotera district woman MP Robinah Sentongo both succumbed to the deadly covid-19 pandemic.
The two motions to pay tribute to fallen leaders were moved by the deputy prime minister Gen. Moses Ali and seconded by the whole house.
However, MPs expressed disappointment that the government failed to accord Kivejinja a befitting send off. The Buggiri municipality mp Asuman Basalirwa informed parliament that Kivejinja’s burial was so casual to the extent that mourners had no food to eat ,yet it was supposed to be a state funeral.
Moses Kizige the state minister for Karamoja Affairs however defended the government that, being a musilim Kivejinja was buried on a short notice yet he died on a weekend when it was difficult for the government to release money as timely as possible.
Lawmakers used the moment to call on the government to step up the fight against the deadly covid-19 before it claimed more Ugandans. They agitated for a cost cut for the covid-19 test.
Members of parliament have eulogized the two former colleagues and lauded their character and works.
Families of the deceased MPs attended the special sitting including the Kyotera district woman MP elect Nantong who replaced hae mother Robina Sentongo.