President Museveni critises MP’s for coronavirus payment

President Yoweri Museveni has criticised MPs for allocating to themselves 10 billion Ugandan shillings ($2.6 million dollars) in the name of raising coronavirus awareness. He described the action of the parliamentarians as “falling into a trap”.

Addressing the country on Tuesday, Museveni said he’s heard that Ugandans are very angry with the MPs, saying he also disagreed with the move because not only is it bad planning because it distorted the budget, it also has legal implications and was morally “reprehensible” for MPs to allocate themselves $2.6 million in the middle of a pandemic.

While the High court stayed the allocation of the funds until after the hearing of the case filed by MPs Gerald Karuhanga and Jonathan Odur on April 29, speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga against the advice of the attorney general William Byaruhnaga, granted permission to MPs to spend the money – saying they were not party to the suit.

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