Anita Among the deputy speaker of the parliament has told non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to stop engaging in politics but concentrate on humanitarian assistance.
Ms Among said a number of NGOs come into the country and become embroiled in politics.
“The problem is when NGOs come here [Uganda] and become politicians. Come and do the Christian work, help the poor, come and do the skilling, but don’t come and become politicians. All you need to do is to work with politicians like us to help you in getting what you need to achieve. I can assure you we will be in very good partnership,’’ she said.
“You should leave politics for us while you concentrate on your work and if you need help, consult us the politicians,” Ms Among added.
Among made the statement while addressing officials from Hope Christian Aid Uganda which had paid a courtesy visit to the Deputy Speaker to brief her on their activities in the country over the weekend.
Hope Christian Aid Uganda is an NGOwhich is conducting charity activities in Kasanda District though it’s headquartered are based in the UK
Her comments come after President Museveni repeatedly attacked international and national organizations involved in accountability and governance sectors.
Many of them have either been suspended, their offices vandalised and no investigations carried or have been referred to financial intelligence authorities on charges of money laundering.
Ms Among, however, said aid agencies that come to the country to transform the lives of the poor people will be helped to achieve their desired targets.
She said Parliament is ready to help Hope Christian Aid Uganda to manage their taxes or even waive taxes imposed on equipment that are given to Ugandans at no costs.