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Byline: Mercy Nalugo and Sheila Naturinda
As Security Minister Amama Mbabazi appears before the Parliamentary Committee investigating the controversial NSSF-Wakiso Land transaction today, it has emerged that State Minister for Local Government Hope Mwesigye has also been summoned by the MPs.
The MPs claim that Ms Mwesigye, who is also a sister-in-law to Mr Mbabazi, has been lobbying NRM MPs to defend the security minister, an action MPs say amounts to influence peddling. "If Ms Mwesigye is very interested in the committee's work, she should appear and tell us exactly how we (the committee) can defend Mbabazi. This is a clear case of influence peddling," Mr …