By Uganda Online Media
Kampala: The Inspector General of Government (IGG) Betti Kamya has been rushed to hospital after she suffered a “sudden excruciating pain in her heart”.
This comes after she had been summoned to appear before the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) to respond to the wrangles at the Uganda Land Commission (ULC), where she used to serve as Minister for Lands.
COSASE Chairperson Joel Ssenyonyi revealed that he reportedly received a message from the IGG’s daughter informing him about Kamya’s health condition that could not allow her to appear on the committee.
Beti Kamya last appeared in parliament alongside Persis Namuganza, the State Minister for Lands in charge of Housing last month on the Parliamentary Ad hoc committee for allegedly using their positions to influence the selective allocation of land to investors at Nakawa-Naguru estate, in Nakawa Division, Kampala.
The committee interviewed the two senior government officials in separate sessions seeking to establish the circumstances under which Anil Damani, Seven Hills and Internal Medicines Virginia were allocated land at the Nakawa-Naguru estate.
Kamya was interviewed for the role she played as Minister for Lands at the time.
After her submission, the committee chairperson, Dan Kimosho (Kazo MP), asked: “As a minister [of lands] at that time, did you ever write to ULC instructing them to award an investor land in Naguru?”
In response, Ms Kamya said she only forwarded all applications that came to her desk to the Uganda Land Commission (ULC) for further handling.