Parliament Wants Action against Rwomushana for Calling Female MPs Prostitutes

Members of Parliament (MPs) have Tuesday expressed disgust over comments made recently by the former intelligence operative, website like this Charles Rwomushana that female legislators are all prostitutes. The MPs today called for immediate action to be taken against him.

The issue was raised by the Lira Woman MP, prostate Joy Atim Ongom who said that the female MPs felt abused in the face of their children, ailment parents and families.

Atim told the house that Rwomushana made the claims on March 9 during the Frontline TV Program, where he was debating affirmative action in Uganda.

“Mr. Rwomushana was saying that the way and the conduct of women MPs in this country is wanting; he said that the way they behave and the way they conduct themselves they just clap their hands when there are issues of corruption, they conduct themselves in a way as if they want Ministerial posts which sometimes they don’t even get,” Atim narrated to the house.

She added that Rwomushana went further to claim that this behavior of female legislators began back in the Constituent Assembly.

“Despite the attempt by the moderator to ask him to withdraw the statement which was derogatory, he refused saying he won’t not until he is given some diplomatic word but he stands by his word that Female MPs are prostitutes,” Atim observed.

“We as MPs are calling on Mr. Rwomushana to withdraw in public his statement and whatever he uttered or else we drag him to Court as Women MPs.”

In response to the issue at hand, the Minister of ICT and Information, Frank Tumwebaze said he has already instructed the Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) to commence investigations into the matter.

The Deputy Speaker, Jacob Oulanyah who was presiding over the house ordered Tumwebaze to speed up all the investigations so as to issue a statement on the matter by Thursday.

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