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Speaker Among Rallies Behind Embattled Legislators, Vows to Protect Their Rights

Lwengo, Uganda – In a show of solidarity with her fellow legislators, Speaker Anita Among has vowed to defend and support MPs accused of corruption, amidst a crackdown that has seen four lawmakers summoned or arrested. Among made her commitment during a visit to Lwengo district, where she launched the Ssentayi Foundation and addressed a gathering of over 50 legislators who had gathered to show their support for their embattled colleague, Cissy Namujju.

“The rights of our legislators must be respected,” Among said. “We will not let them be intimidated or persecuted. We will stand by them and ensure they receive fair treatment. When the child misbehaves, you punish her and later ask her to go back and serve the people.”

Among’s comments came as Namujju, the Lwengo Woman MP, faces corruption charges and remains on remand. The Speaker reassured the people of Lwengo that Namujju would soon be released and urged the community to continue supporting development initiatives.

“Development is a collective responsibility. Let us work together to build our community,” she said. “We must not let the current challenges divert our attention from the progress we have made so far.”

The legislators present at the gathering expressed their commitment to justice and due process, and urged the government to ensure that the rights of all citizens, including MPs, are protected.

“We stand in solidarity with our colleague, Cissy Namujju,” said one legislator. “We believe in her innocence and will support her throughout this ordeal.”

The event was attended by various stakeholders, including local leaders, religious leaders, and community members, who all expressed their support for the Ssentayi Foundation and its initiatives.

 

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