The Deputy Speaker of Parliament has denied allegations that the house has refused to pay Kawempe North MP Muhammed Ssegirinya’s treatment abroad.
While presiding over yesterday’s plenary session, Tayebwa said that the medical board that Parliament relies on to authorize such payments has not received any application from Ssegirinya about his medical condition.
He added that the Speaker and Office of Clerk too had not received any formal information from Ssegirinya about his request for help.
The ailing legislator is quoted by the press saying that he would be forced to do the hospital laundry should he fail to pay Shillings 80 million in hospital bills.
Ssegirinya said the Amsterdam University Medical Center hospital, Netherlands, where he has been receiving treatment since August 10 gave him the option of cleaning the hospital or washing its bedsheets if he fails to pay the money. END.