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UGANDA: Tumwiine Summoned for Insulting Kadaga by the defunct useless parliament that never went to the bush!

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GEN ELLY TUMWIINE

KAMPALA (CHIMP REPORTS) – Parliament has summoned the Minister of Security, General Elly Tumwiine who is being accused of insulting the person of the Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga and belittling Parliament as an institution, over its recent decision to order him out of Nommo Gallery.

Last week, while receiving and debating the report from the Committee of Gender on the Ministerial Policy Statement of the Ministry of Gender, Parliament resolved to push the Minister out of Nomo Gallery and ordered him to pay rent arrears of over Shs1bn since 1998.

However, this decision was disregarded by Tumwiine, who accused the Speaker of acting in ignorance

While appearing on CBS radio station, Tumwine said the Speaker “doesn’t know what she is talking about.”

“That Parliamentary recommendation is impossible because Nommo gallery is not for government, I repeat; Nommo gallery is for visual artists. President Milton Obote donated one of the houses that were part of State House at Nakasero and from then Nommo gallery is for artists, not government,” he charged.

The Minister’s statement has since angered legislators who, led by Rubaga North MP, Moses Kasibante asked the Speaker to summon Tumwiine to make a personal statement.

“The General should be invited to make a personal statement for attacking the character of the Speaker and Parliament as an institution,” Kasibante requested.

Kasibante’s suggestion was supported by several of the members including; Buhweju County MP, Francis Mwijukye, Aruu County MP, Odonga Otto and Iganga Municipality MP, Peter Mugema.

The Speaker ruled to have the Minister appear before the house and explain himself over the matter.

“I have been reading the nonsense that has been going in the press, certainly he will be required to come here and explain himself to the house; I believe a number of these issues will have to go to the Rules Committee and as soon as the budget reports are done, he will be put on the order paper to make a personal statement.”

EVIDENCE: Nommo Gallery Land Title Exposes Gen Tumwiine’s Falsehoods


SECURITY MINISTER GEN ELLY TUMWIINE

Contrary to claims by Security Minister Gen Elly Tumwiine that Nommo gallery belongs to artistes including himself, evidence obtained by ChimpReports shows the property belongs to government.

Speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga recently ordered Gen Tumwiine to vacate Nommo gallery or pay Shs 1.6 billion outstanding rent arrears accumulated since 1998.

This was after a Parliamentary investigation found that Tumwiine had refused to vacate the place despite the House appropriating public funds for the management of the premises.

Tumwiine responded by appearing on CBS radio station where he said the Speaker “doesn’t know what she is talking about.”

“That Parliamentary recommendation is impossible because Nommo gallery is not for government, I repeat; Nommo gallery is for visual artists. President Milton Obote donated one of the houses that were part of State House at Nakasero and from then Nommo gallery is for artists, not government,” he charged.

But a separate investigation conducted by ChimpReports indicates the land where Nommo Gallery is situated on Plot 4, Victoria Avenue in Nakasero, Kyadondo, Kampala belongs to government.

According to the land title seen by this website, the ownership of the property was transferred from National Housing Corporation on January 8, 1998 to the Trustees of the Uganda National Cultural Centre.

Measuring 0.822 hectares, the land’s ownership was eventually transferred to the Uganda National Cultural Centre Trust on May 20, 2002.

Land Title showing Nommo gallery belongs to government

The Uganda National Cultural Centre (UNCC), is a Ugandan statutory body that was established on the 8th October 1959 by the Uganda National Cultural Centre Act, a 1959 Act of Parliament (amended 1965).

The UNCC, a semi-autonomous body, was then officially inaugurated on 2nd December 1959.

UNCC is mandated to preserve, promote and popularize Uganda’s cultural heritage locally and internationally; entertain and educate the public using theatre and film and enhance and safeguard the quality and standard of the arts in the country.

The Centre has two main components: the National Theatre and the Nommo Gallery, both of which are located in central Kampala.

The National Theatre provides a venue for stage performances of different kinds, and also serves as a cinema; the Nommo Gallery features exhibitions of works of art by both Ugandan and foreign artists.

The Centre also offers a snack bar, which claims to offer the “best African dishes served with best spices and ambience”, and the Craft Village, where locally made handicrafts are sold.

The Parliament committee recommended prevailing over Gen Tumwiine to vacate the public facility (Nommo gallery) and his company, Creations Limited to pay rent arrears to a tune of Shs 1.62 billion before the end of this year.

“By 2017, rent arrears had accumulated to Shs 1, 620, 100, 000 and the auditor general has raised concerns over the same matter,” said MP Alex Ndeezi said.

“For the FY 2018/19, Shs 44.6 million has been set aside for the same purpose,” Ndeezi added.

In her ruling, Kadaga said, “The issue of Nommo Gallery is a serious indictment of this House that we have been budgeting for Nommo when it has been appropriated by one individual.”

She added: “If we don’t treat this impunity, one day, someone will come and take over Parliament and claim that it is his house claiming that he fought in the bush; so this House directs Hon. Tumwiine to pay off the rent but also to vacate because it is a public facility.”

Tumwiine has never showed proof that he or fellow artistes own the property.

He, however, said some people want to steal the land which he will protect with all means.

“I will fight for the truth even if it means dying for it. I’m not like Kadaga who just wants to talk. I’m not leaving that gallery. If they built it, let them come and evict me. Parliament is not doing their work properly; they are part of a group that wants to steal the gallery; this I know though I have kept quiet,” charged Tumwiine.

Oversight of the UNCC is the responsibility of an eight-member Board of Trustees, appointed by the Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development.

The Board then appoints a management team and hires other employees. —— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (Halifax Canada Time AST) on: May 17, 2018 at 01:21PM

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