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Minister Amongi Blocked from Accessing Parliament with Placards

Amongi is being investigated by the Commission of enquiry into land matters for fraudulently acquiring four prime properties from the Departed Asian Properties Custodian Board using her private firm, Amobet Limited.
Minister Amongi was blocked from entering with placards as evidence
Parliamentary police have stopped Lands, Housing and Urban Development Minister, Betty Amongi from entering the house with placards to denounce persons who she claims are soiling her name.

Amongi is being investigated by the Commission of enquiry into land matters for fraudulently acquiring four prime properties from the Departed Asian Properties Custodian Board using her private firm, Amobet Limited.

The minister had scheduled a press conference on Thursday afternoon in the member's lounge in Parliament to explain herself. She turned up with placards with inscriptions denouncing persons who are reportedly tarnishing her image and tried to access parliament through the Southern wing.

However, Amongi was intercepted by security and the placards confiscated. Chris Obore, the Director Communications at Parliament, says the minister had used foul language in the inscriptions, which is unacceptable to Parliament.

Today's incident comes just a day after the Aruu County MP, Odonga Otto, wrote to the clerk of Parliament expressing his intention to move a censure motion against Amongi.

In his notice dated May 23, 2018, Odonga Otto says he intends to move a censure motion against Amongi for alleged mismanagement, abuse of office, willful violation of oath of allegiance and oath of a minister in relation to the fraudulent disposal of properties under the Departed Asian Properties Custodian Board.

"Pursuant to rule 108(1) of the rules of procedure, of the Parliament of Uganda, I notify you of my intention to move a censure motion against Hon. Betty Amongi, the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development,"  reads the notice.