A section of Members of Parliament are furious about Parliament’s decision to cut their monthly salaries to contribute to the Jacob Oulanyah Education Trust Fund which was formed to support the orphans left behind by the deceased speaker.

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In her condolences speech, the speaker Anita Annet Among pledged to the family of the deceased that she shall ensure that each of the 529 MPs in the eleventh Parliament is subjected to a monthly UGX 1m deduction to support the Oulanyah Education Trust Fund. Among justified this step stating that it was the best way the MPs could at least show some compassion for the projects left behind by the fallen speaker.

In her speech at the vigil of Oulanyah at his Muyenga residence, Among disclosed that all the MPs had consented to support the initiative in light of their honor to the fallen speaker.

A month into the launch of the fund, reports from parliament now indicate that MPs’ salaries were cut by Shs1 million to support the late speaker’s education trust fund, something that has angered majority of them.

Some legislators are furious, saying the money was cut without their consent contrary to the remarks made by Among during Oulanyah’s vigil in Muyenga.

Bugabula MP Maurice Kibalya says there should not be collective responsibility in cutting money. He suggests that MPs should be left to operate at free will such that those who wish to contribute, can do so out of consent.

Upon its launch, the Oulanyah Education Trust Fund initiative which is under the custodianship of the Chief Justice Alphonse Owiny Dollo collected over UGX 1b to support dozens of orphans who were under the care of the late speaker.

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