A section of Members of Parliament has reacted to President Museveni’s comments about the 20 million shillings that were given to each MP for COVID-19.
In his address to the country yesterday, President Yoweri Museveni condemned MPS for seeking to divert Ugandans from the current war against corona virus by picking the money.
According to Museveni, he met the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga and told her that she entered the trap and the best way to extract themselves from it was by not spending the money, but donate it to the district taskforce in their respective areas.
He warned that the Auditor General would be asked to intervene to seek accountability for the funds availed to legislators.
Bugiri Municipality MP Asuman Basalirwa says the President’s statement is unfair and aimed at gaining political capital.
He added that the President’s directive for the money to be sent to the District Task Forces on Covid-19 was also contrary to the Attorney General, William Byaruhanga who warned MPs against spending the money.
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Vincent Waboya, the Budadiri East MP also says that they received the money due to pressure from their voters to buy relief food.
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Kasese Municipality MP Robert Centenary says that the President was being diversionary in order get political sympathy after getting a huge allocation in classified expenditure under the Covid-19 budget.
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Centenary, however, said that he will return the 20 million to the Parliamentary Commission account. ENDS .