The Minister for East African Affairs Julius Maganda has joined the debate on possible Parliament abolishment.
Recently, President Yoweri Museveni warned that he can do away with Parliament which is one of the three arms of government after the Executive and the Judiciary.
The President’s statements caught many by surprise given his democratic beliefs. Now, Minister Maganda has warned that Parliament can be abolished if the legislators deviate from their constitutional obligations.
He explains that the President’s warning is just a reminder to the legislators to do their work adding that laws that can be revoked to abolish Parliament are there.
The President has on different occasions disagreed with Parliament and the latest scenario emanated from the Arua by-election saga where many Members of Parliament condemned the way in which their colleagues including Bobi Wine and Francis Zaake were arrested and tortured.
Under true democratic practice, a difference in opinion is healthy but one arm of government seeming to interfere in the work of the others is uncommon.