By: Leonard Kamugisha AKIDA
FDC Spokesperson, Ssemuju Nganda has vowed not to return the 20M Shs money that Parliament allocated for each legislator to support in the fight against dread corona virus in their respective constituencies.
According to Ssemujju, the money allocated is not enough for each MP.
“I have returned the money twice, this time I shall not. It’s even not enough,” he squirrelled.
Ssemujju who represents the people of Kiira Municipality in the Parliament of Uganda made these remarks while appearing on the “Capital Gang” Uganda’s biggest radio political show on 91.3 Capital FM earlier today.
He retaliated that returning of the money in past has yielded no good results since a bigger number of legislators do not return the money and those who dare returning it are looked at as the enemies of the Parliament.
“I have to make a personal decision; balancing morality and people who are starving. I have returned money twice during my time in Parliament. This particular one, I shall not return; it is not even enough,” Ssemujju said.
Its on record that some opposition MPs have often times written to pthe Speaker of Parliament and on social media rejecting the allocated funds. However, according to Ssemujju, most of these end up not returning the monies to the consolidated fund.
“When I returned money the second time, I had trouble; we were only 14 legislators; even those that claimed to have returned the monies on social media, ended up not doing so,” Hon. Ssemujju ravaged.
Ssemujju has been on the lights of such MPs with a most anticipated allowances being the 23M during the 2017 T’ogikwatako campaigns meant to lift the lower and upper caps of the presidential age limit, among other times.
However, this pandemic time, Hon Ssemujju is seemingly too thirsty to receive a bank notification of the 20M cash deposit on his account.
Be as it may, some individuals from the opposition have already written to the Parliament informing them about their willingness to reject the money allocated to them.
Kyadondo East MP Hon Robert Kyagulanyi and Mityana Municipality’s Hon Francis B Zaake are among those that have issued statements purporting to reject the money.