Ugandans have protested over the timing and manner in which the government has decided to give each member of Parliament shs200million to buy vehicles.
Government recently revised the budget for procurement of new vehicles for MPs in the 11th Parliament from shs321 million to shs200 million.
However, according to reports, Ministry of Finance has finally released the money to the accounts of each of the 520 members of Parliament and 26 ex-officials in the 11th Parliament.
The development however, has aroused anger among Ugandans especially those on social media who have since labelled government as inconsiderate.
“Parliament is a scheme to proliferate dictatorship, ever lumpen wants to take their gluttonous need to parliament to compete with Museveni in looting the nation” said Kakwenza Rukirabashaija on Twitter
Bernard Kironde said, “And then we hear there’s no enough oxygen in the hospitals, people are dying like infected chicken, we are suffering with no hope in lockdown and the MPs are getting 200m each for the 520MPs, imagine how many lives would have been saved with that amount”
Sentiments were not different from Sam Kyalema, a boda boda rider from Lungujja who said there are many vulnerable Ugandans to whom the money could have gone as they go through the Covid induced lockdown that has hit them so badly.