Members of Parliament subscribing to the opposition National Unity Platform party sitting on the education committee have declined to meet the first lady also education Minister Janet Kataaha Museveni at state house lodge Nakasero as planned.
The MPs led by Joseph Ssewungu Gonzaga of Kalungu East say they cannot be undermined by the first lady who wants to appear a boss.
“She thinks parliament is run like a market. We cannot allow her to belittle elected leaders,” Ssewungu said.
According to sources, the first lady has proposed that they meet at neutral grounds at Kololo independence square though some MPs have insisted that they can only attend if the meeting is to ensure inside the precincts of parliament.
The MPs have been asked to do covid tests in preparations for the scheduled meeting where discussions to do with the fate of schools reopening are to be held.
This comes at a time when the education sector is in total shambles and in dire need with private schools headed to total collapse due to bankruptcy.
Finance Minister Matia Kasaija proposed to headteachers to sell off some of the school assets to clear their bank debts instead of expecting bailouts from the government.