COVID-19 CRISIS: MP Karuhanga to Parliament: You can’t intimidate me to keep quiet over UGX10b allocation

Ntungamo Municipality MP Gerald Karuhanga has said that he will not bow to the threats of the Parliamentary Commission as he opposes the Shs10 billion allocated to legislators in courts of law.

While defending the allocation early this week, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga chided Karuhanga and Jonathan Odur for choosing to drag the House to Court over the payment.

But on Monday, April 27, Mr Karuhanga said that Parliament was in wrong to allocate Covid-19 funds to themselves and he will continue to oppose it despite facing disciplinary action.

“So they must remember that we are representing our people to come speak for them because the word parliament means to speak, so this is not the times to start sucking blood of Ugandans at the time they have hit hard by pandemic, no one shall stop my colleagues and I from exercising our rights that are going to take us to disciplinary committee,” Karuhanga noted.

“We shall decisively and strong fight against the habit of some MPs who use their positions in Parliament to siphon and suck money from humble citizens of this country yet most of Ugandans are suffering with effects of the disease in our counties,” he added.

The legislator was delivering food relief of 21,000kgs (21 tones) of maize flour,200 liters of fuel and a bull for Ntungamo Municipality health workers all worth Sharing 50,540,000m shillings to Ntungamo district COVID-19 taskforce to be distributed in the municipality.

The food relief was received by the RDC Ntungamo George Bakunda and the taskforce team at the office of the RDC Ntungamo.

Karuhanga hailed the work done by the health workers across the country since the outbreak of pandemic arguing them to continue with the good heart of serving Ugandans.

He assured health workers to continue fighting for the salary enhancement and staff houses if their work is to run smoothly.

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