Speaker of Parliament,Anita Annet Among has warned a section of MPs that are planning to stage a demonstration over coffee deal.
There are reports that some legislators are planning to hold a protest when the debate on the coffee deal comes up on the floor of Parliament.
The Speaker revealed that she had learnt of the said demonstration planned by some MPs to deter the debate .
“I want to give this strong warning, I have heard that there are members who want to demonstrate during the debate on the coffee report,”Among said.
She added: “Those who are coming in with T- shirts, I am waiting. I am aware; I even know where the T shirts are. I am warning members that if I see that kind of demonstration I will stop the report.”
The agreement which was recently signed between the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development on behalf of the government and Uganda Vinci Coffee Company Limited raised eyebrows within the coffee sub-sector that a section of MPs from the coffee-growing areas want it terminated.
The agreement in question was signed on February 10 2022, amending an earlier agreement signed on April 29 2015 and the accompanying addenda signed on December 21 2015 and October 17 2017.
The MPs claimed the amendment gives Uganda Vinci Coffee Company Limited a monopoly over the purchase and export of coffee from Ugandan farmers.