Minister Isaac Musumba

By Maria Nassiwa

Buzaaya: State minister, Isaac Musumba was yesterday booed and blocked from giving his speech at the burial of Scovia, wife to Mbulamuti sub county chairman, Gwaivu.

Mbulamuti is in Buzaaya where Busumba is the area MP.

The charged mourners accused Musumba of ‘selling’ them and representing only himself when he supported the ammendment of Article 102b yet they had in a consultative meeting told him that they are against it.

The angry mourners who forced the minister to end his speech just after introducing himself, ordered him to hand the microphone to Bugabula South MP, Morris Kibalya who said no to the amendment.

“We heard the minister say that Buzaaya has supported the amendment. Let him go and talk from that Buzaaya which supported it but not here because we never supported such,” one furious mourner shouted.

During the consultation process, for which Mr Musumba took shs29 million, residents of Buzaaya are said to have been opposed to the amendment.

To be clear on what they wanted their MPs to say in Parliament, they voted on teh matter by secret ballot and the Nos had it.

After the secret ballot, which was presided over by Kamuli district party chairman, Samuel Bamwole, the constituents asked Musumba to take to Parliament their message without any alteration.

Mr Musumba was not happy with the vote result and made it clear.

“The people have spoken; although personally I am disappointed, I am taking back (to parliament) the message,” he told the meeting.

However, between Kamuli and Parliament, Mr Musumba threw the constituents instructions through the window and went with his own line of conviction.He stood on the floor and shouted how his constituents had told him to vote yes.

Efforts to reach Mr. Musumba for a comment were futile as his known phone number went unanswered and he did not respond to text messages.

Museveni who has been in power since 1986 will be aged 77 in 2021 when Uganda is supposed to have the next round of presidential elections.