MPs receive Shs100m each for new vehicles

Members of the 10th Parliament during a plenary session in September 2016. Mr Jenerali Ulimwengu argues that too much is spent on government officials yet they do less. PHOTO/ALEX ESAGALA.

What you need to know:

  • In the bank. The MPs yesterday received the money in their personal bank accounts as part of a car scheme, which is being challenged in the Constitutional Court.
  • The ruling of a petition challenging members’ vehicle grant failed to take off at the Constitutional Court yesterday after presiding judge Richard Buteera informed court that the transcribing machine could not reproduce the last court’s record of proceedings to enable him write his judgment.

KAMPALA. The Parliamentary Commission yesterday wired Shs43.2billion to lawmakers’ accounts to procure vehicles.
The money was wired unannounced for fear of provoking outrage on the day a private citizen, Mr Twaha Sanywa, was expecting a ruling of the Constitutional Court on his petition challenging government’s decision to use taxpayers’ money to procure cars for the legislators.

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