Kadaga: COVID-19 cash rejected by MPs will be sent to their districts

The Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has revealed that the Shs20M rejected by some of the MPs will be taken to the districts where the members come from to support in the fight against Covid-19.

Kadaga made the announcement on Tuesday, April 28 during plenary sitting as her opening communication.

Kadaga said that instead of returning the money to the treasury, Parliament decided to accord the money to respective task forces and fight against COVI-19.

Recently, Parliament passed a supplementary budget of Shs304b, out of which Shs10b was allocated to Parliament which later allocated to each MP Shs20m to help fight the spread of Coronavirus in their respective constituencies.

However, some MPs revolted against the way the money was included in the supplementary budget, that saw Gerald Karuhanga (Ntungamo Municipality) drag Parliament to court, seeking to halt the utilisation of the funds.

Karuhanga’s camp was later joined by other MPs including Fred Mwesigye (Nyabuzo County), Jaklet Atuhaire (Sheema Woman MP), Francis Zaake (Mityana Municipality), Mathias Mpugga (Masaka Municipality), Amelia Kyambadde (Mawokota North) and Robert Kyagulanyi (Kyadondo East).

In additional, Kadaga has informed the House about the petition from private teachers who are worried about not receiving salaries yet President Yoweri Museveni said that those on salary won’t receive relief from the government.

She said that one Rwakabuga has petitioned her office asking for government intervention in the matter so that they also receive assistance.

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