A total of 514 legislators in the 11th Parliament are to receive Shs 321m for cars. This adds to a total of she 165 billion.
While speaking to Uganda Radio Network on Monday, Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija noted that Mps need transport and therefore the money will have to be availed in one way or the other.
The minister of Finance Matia Kasaija said that he is hunting for at least Shs 165bn to avail parliament to give each MP as motor vehicle allowance. Divided by the 514 MPs, each will be pocketing at least Shs 321 million since there are no implementation costs for the ‘programme’.
“Every MP must get a car. Especially the new ones…..but the amount will depend on what the Parliamentary Commission determines. If we have the money we will provide, if we do not have the money we can give half, or a quarter then the MP can go and determine what type of car he can get,” Kasaija said.
It should be noted that during the10th parliament, Government spent nearly Shs 110bn on motor vehicle funds pocketed by MPs.