The opposition National Unity Platform party has disclosed that part of the money disbursed by the eleventh parliament to its legislators shall be committed to building and strengthening the party.
According to the party spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi, the idea of committing at least UGX 1 million to the party was reached unanimously without any objection. Joel says the MPs are taking the move as an appreciation and commitment gesture to the party. He adds that no single MP has been coerced into donating to the party.
The Chief Whip John Baptist Nambeshe says NUP as a party deserves a lot from its 57 MPs.
“The members themselves so wished that as a party that is leading in Parliament and is hardly a year-old in Parliament, we need to demonstrate maturity by acquiring our own property. And for that reason we resolved that this fundraising be done,” Mr Nambeshe said.
He adds: “It has nothing to do with the superior of the party [Mr Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine] compelling one to pay a certain amount. By the way on this same money, if it comes through, I may even give Shs100 million or more because of the love of my party.”
Kawempe North MP Ssegirinya Muhammad says he shall commit the rest of his money to the constituency under his ‘Ssegi box’ charity initiative. The same view is held by Busiro MP Nsubuga Paul who says he already has a vehicle and therefore the UGX 200m shall be committed to his constituents as pledged in his manifesto. Parliament on Wednesday said it had finalized issuing UGX 200m to each of the 529 MPs and 26 ex officios.
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