Anywar on Wednesday publicly stated that she threw in the towel to pave way for another vibrant opposition legislator to take over her role.
Kitgum Woman Member of Parliament, Beatrice Anywar has spoken out a day after she officially resigned from the opposition cabinet as Shadow minister for Energy, oil and mineral resources.
Despites denying that she had relinquished her post, Anywar on Wednesday publicly stated that she threw in the towel to pave way for another vibrant opposition legislator to take over her role.
The resignation follows allegations that the Kitgum legislator has been courting the ruling party officials, especially President Yoweri Museveni. Anywar still dismisses the allegations.
Leader of Opposition, Nandala Mafabi, in a letter to the legislator, accused her of accepting government funded trips, and failing to perform her role as the shadow cabinet minister on energy, oil and mineral resources.
The seemingly furious legislator notes that her resignation will allow the opposition to investigate the matter. She says the two trips abroad were all funded by Australian government and the American Embassy respectively. On lack of performance, Anywar notes that she was involved in an accident making her incapacitated for some time.
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The legislator still maintains that her party is Forum for Democratic Party (FDC) where she belongs and will not cross over to NRM. Anywar insists that she is strong in the ideology of FDC saying that there is nothing secret about her party that NRM needs to know.
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The MP says her services will now rotate on the nodding syndrome, in which she has been very instrumental in finding treatment for the victims in her constituency. Some opposition MPs who declined to be named say the legislator is only seeking cheap popularity with her resignation.
Even with rumours of her impending defection to the ruling party, Anywar says she is determined to continue communicating with the head of State over the nodding syndrome. Her main interests, she claims, lie with her constituency which has heavily been affected by the syndrome. Kitgum leaders recently accused the MP of benefiting from 50 million shillings she received from President Museveni for the transfer of nodding sydrome victims and their care takers to Mulago Hospital.
Anywar acquired the nickname ‘Mama Mabira’ in 2007 after leading anti-government demonstrations against the sale of Mabira Forest for sugar cane plantation.
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