Ugandan Members of Parliament (MPs) have started receiving the Shs100m balance for their Shs200m cars each, Business Focus reveals.
The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga confirmed the news on Thursday during a plenary sitting.
Speaking metaphorically, Kadaga informed MPs that projections at the national weather station had confirmed that “tomorrow (today) there will be several showers and thunderstorms.”
The announcement was received with thunderous applause from the excited MPs.
Considering the fact that there are 449 MPs, Shs44.9bn tax payers’ money will be spent on MPs as balance for their cars. In total, Shs89.9bn will be spent on MPs cars.
Business Focus understands that the lawmakers were meant to receive their money on Wednesday, but Ministry of Finance systems failed, forcing the ministry to wire the money manually.
It is worth noting that the Shs200m figure for each MP’s car received a lot of public criticism that saw some youths drop piglets within the environs of Parliament premises. This was carried out in protest to demonstrate to MPs that they were as greedy as pigs.
MPs in the 9th Parliament received Shs100m each for cars.