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Alleged Corruption Scandal Rocks Parliament as Uganda’s Leading Opposition Party, NUP Calls for Mpuuga’s Resignation



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By Our Reporter  

In a shocking turn of events, the National Unity Platform in Uganda  has demanded that their Member of Parliament a Mathias Mpuuga step down from his position as Parliamentary Commissioner amid serious corruption allegations. The party alleges that Mpuuga accepted 500 million Ugandan shillings from the parliamentary commission under the guise of a “service award” during his tenure as Leader of the Opposition.

National Unity Platform, known for its commitment to transparency and accountability, has taken a firm stance against corruption within its ranks. In an official statement, the party expressed deep concern over the allegations, emphasizing the importance of maintaining the highest ethical standards in public service.

The alleged financial impropriety centers around the substantial sum of money purportedly received by Mpuuga during his previous role as the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament. According to NUP, this payment was irregular and raises questions about the ethical conduct expected of parliamentary leaders.

NUP has vowed to suggest a replacement for the embattled Parliamentary Commissioner soon. The party’s leadership is committed to upholding integrity within its ranks and ensuring that individuals entrusted with public responsibilities adhere to the principles of accountability and probity.

The accusations against Mpuuga come at a time when the Ugandan political landscape is grappling with broader issues of corruption and governance. This incident raises questions about the effectiveness of existing mechanisms to prevent and address corruption within parliamentary structures.

As the story unfolds, it remains to be seen how NUP will navigate this internal challenge and who will be nominated to fill the role of Parliamentary Commissioner. The scandal has sent shockwaves through the political sphere, emphasizing the ongoing need for vigilance in upholding ethical standards and combating corruption within Uganda’s political institutions.

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