Parliament of Uganda on Monday evening deposited shs 29 million on each legislator’s bank account as facilitation to consult electorate on amending the constitution to scrap the age cap.
Speaker Rebecca Kadaga directed all lawmakers to involve the population in this controversial age limit bill introduced in Parliament by Igara West representative Raphael Magezi.
However most MPs face interfaced hostility at the grass root as the voters unequivocally oppose the lifting of age limit.
The ordinary citizens say the removal of age cap favours only one man who wants to rule as President for life.
The Observer Newspaper quoted Parliament’s director of Communications and Public Affairs, Chris Obore saying that the Ministry of Finance asked Parliament to find the monies from within the already released funds, promising to reimburse.
The reallocation was reportedly allowed by Finance minister Matia Kasaija after NRM MPs told President Museveni that they did not have money to facilitate their consultations on the Raphael Magyezi bill.
The bill is currently before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs committee.
The development has however, drawn ire among members of the public, civil servants and a section of politicians who perceive the move as selfish when governemnt has not released shs 2 billion to 5 billion to contain Murburg epidemic in Eastern Uganda.
Ministry of Health publicist Vivian Sserwanja told this Website that to combant the outbreak of this deadly disease of requires 2 to 5 billion.
But the Ministry hadn’t received the funds by press time, TrumpetNews learnt.
Last Thursday government confirmed an outbreak of the Marburg hemorrhagic fever in the eastern district of Kween.
Jane Aceng, Minister of Health said that one index case of a female who nursed a brother in September succumbed to the viral disease on October 17 in Chemuron village, Moyok Parish, Kween district.