Budadiri West MP, Nathan Nandala Mafabi (pictured) has confirmed receiving the Shs20m cash given to each MP to reportedly sensetize people in their constituencies about the deadly COVID-19.
Mafabi, who doubles as the Chairperson of Parliamentary Accounts Committee (PAC) also revealed that he has already spent the money.
Parliament recently passed a supplementary budget to fight COVID-19 and controversially allocated itself Shs10bn which saw each MP walk away with Shs20m.
“I have been monitoring my account, as soon as I received the 20m Covid19 money parceled by parliament, I added on 10m and forwarded to Buwalasi Health Center as promised.
Let’s keep the social distance, washing hands and share the little we have with neighbours. We shall defeat this Covid19 disease,” Mafabi said via his official facebook page on Wednesday.
On April 16, 2020, Mafabi told his followers that it was unfornate for MPs to allocate themselves Shs20m.
He however added that if he receives it, he will add Shs10m and send it to Buwalasi Health unit to have it equipped with PPE’s and basic health needs of the sick.
“Those who have been following my views on this Covid 19 situation, I have been and will continue advocating for equipping health units, protecting health workers and paying health workers better. I was very clear on this when i featured on Ntv’s “On The Spot”,” Mafabi said.
He added: “During the supplementary budget for Covid 19, I argued that all this money ought to be managed by Ministry of Health and stated that it was an opportunity for us as a country to equip hospitals and health units. As usual, being the minority voice, we lost to the majority view.
I want to pledge afore that If at all am paid 20m which am hearing about I promise to add 10m and send it to Buwalasi Health unit to have it equipped with PPE’s and basic health needs of the sick.”