Masaka Municipality member of Parliament Mathias Mpuuga who is also the shadow minister for Education has reportedly returned shs 20m COVID-19 money to parliamentary commission account at Bank of Uganda.

MP Mpuuga has become the first lawmaker to return the Shs 20m that was wired to MPs to help them fight coronavirus in their constituency.  He used Real Time Gross Settlement system on Thursday morning to return the money.

Deposit cash receipt slip

“I don’t want to handle money that has no framework to account for. The people of Masaka have got their share through other authentic means (not the shs20 million).” said Mpuuga, The Masaka Municipality MP.

Parliament has faced a public backlash for appropriating to the House Shs10b out of the Shs304b supplementary budget for
the fight against Covid-19.

Ugandans took to different social media platforms and accused the MPs of greed and selfishness after reports indicated that each of them will receive Shs20m to sensitise their constituents against Covid-19.

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga said the money is meant to support the committees to follow-up on Covid-19 and also the MPs whose ambulances are already deployed for the fight against the
pandamic.

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