Ugandans have expressed discontent towards government giving each Member of parliament Ugshs200 million in such a season. The legislators received this money to buy themselves cars to help them in their work.
This time round however, Parliament reduced the money from 321 million to 200 million as of this term.
Unlike other years, a parliamentarian is allowed to buy a car of even lesser value or not even buy a car at all.
The ministry of finance confirmed that they got the money for each legislator and even deposited it on their accounts.
“We received the money for MPs car allowance and it has already been paid to them. It’s the same amount (shs200m) that MPs of the 10th parliament got and it’s a one-off payment in five years,” Chris Obore, Director of Communications and Public Affairs Department in Parliament said.
This move quickly put Ugandans against their government. Since most Ugandans have not even received their 100,000, they said probably they are not priority in this country.
MPs receive Shs200M each for cars
They also get;
– Shs6.1M salary
– Housing allowance, Shs6.5M
– Constituency support fee, Shs17.03M
– Town running fee, Shs1.945M
– Fuel allowance Shs10.3M – 31M per month
Nurses had to strike for 5k lunch allowanceshttps://t.co/hUXjE7wSdl
— Engineer Faisal (@PyeparFaisal) July 22, 2021
“Myself and many of my colleagues didn’t receive the shs100,000 that government had promised and all of a sudden you hear MPs have received all that money! Why not give the money out to the people who are suffering with Covid,” a one Kyalema said.
MPS 200M car allowance. Health workers? Can it even be compared? The most interesting part is how fast the payment was made.I think we need to set our priorities straight.
— Penelope Nankunda (@NankundaPenny) July 21, 2021
Meanwhile some legislators like Hon. Mohammad Ssegirinya said they invested the money in helping their people. He said there is no need to drive an expensive car when people are starving.
Other parliamentarians are still quiet on how they are going to spend this money but they will speak up as time goes on.
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