Kadaga panics, gives MPs Shs1m each


Hon Amongi after meeting Lango MPs

The race for the position of parliament speaker seems to have reached its boiling point.

The latest indicates that Speaker Rebecca Kadaga in a last attempt to retain her sit has dished out Shs1m to several members of the house to canvass for support ahead of Thursday May 5 voting.

A top NRM official told us on Monday that the charismatic Hon. Betty Amongi was in charge of the operation.

Amongi reportedly was locked up in the boardroom all day long dishing out money to Lango and Busoga members legislators to soothe their throats when time comes to speak on behalf of the Kamuli Woman MP.

Talking to press, Amongin said all Lango MPs were backing Kadaga for speaker of 10th parliament.

“21 of the 23 are on board,” she chirped.

She added: “We support Rebbeca Kadaga for 10th Parliament speakership and Hamson Obua for Deputy speakership.”

Kadaga is also accused of shelving the Shs 1bn given to her by the NRM Secretariat to campaign for Museveni in Busoga.

The speaker allegedly spent only Shs300m keeping the lumpsum Shs700m for her speaker bid.

Her deputy Jacob Oulanyah who was not a party office bearer, struggled with personal resources to canvass votes for Museveni in Acholi and neighboring regions.

It emerged recently that Museveni clashed with Kadaga at a meeting after blaming her for his losses in Busoga region, which the MP denied.

By Monday evening, Museveni was scheduled to meet Oulanyah before the Central Executive Committee could vet the two candidates.

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