Speaker Threatens to Ban Journalist from Covering Parliament over a News Story.

The Observer journalist, David Tash Lumu  faces ban from covering Parliament news due to a news story that Speaker Kagada terms unfactual.

Kampala, 28th January 2013; The Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has threatened to suspend a journalist David Tash Lumu from covering news in Parliament over a story he published in a local bi-weekly newspaper ‘The Observer’, which she says was not factual. The story which ran in the Monday, 21 January 2013 edition, was titled ‘How Kadaga, Oulanyah fought over petition’. Kadaga wants the newspaper to retract the story and apologize to her or face suspension.

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