CONFIRMED: Gov’t to Wire 65Bn to MPs for Cars

The government has finalized plans to wire Shs64, price 050, salve 000, more about 000 to Parliament to buy new cars for both new and old members.

The development was revealed by the National Assembly Speaker, Rebecca Kabaga while chairing the plenary sitting on Tuesday.

According to the Speaker, the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development is going to avail the money in October and each MP will be in position jump to their respective banks to get the huge cash and buy cars of their choices.

“The issue of your mobility has been resolved. Everyone is going to get it in October,” Kadaga said attracting wild applause from the legislators who had waited for months.

Each Member of Parliament is going to receive Shs150m totaling to Shs64bn for the 427 legislators.

MPs are entitled to new cars whenever they are elected and also fuel provided by Parliament depending on the furthest distance from their constituencies to Kampala.

The Vice President, Speaker of Parliament and her Deputy, ministers and parliamentary commissioners who have already got and using government cars are also going to get the same amount for vehicles.

The civil society groups have always disagreed with the idea of giving MPs cars since the vehicles become personal properties of the legislators.


MPs who talked to ChimpReports on Tuesday however said they deserve the cars from government since Parliament work is not personal but national responsibility.

The Nakaseke County MP, Lutamaguzi Ssemakula stated that the provision of transport means to MPs is not extravagance but “strategic investment” to reap the best.

“When you give an MP a car his or her work is going to be eased and you can be rest assured of registering best results. It is a strategic investment,” He said.

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