Members of the 10th parliament who recently took oath are now demanding for a special [settling-in-job] allowance to settle in their new jobs.
The special allowance will cover for houses, cars and personal upkeep which is already presenting a challenge even before their term can kick-off.
During a recent orientation workshop [induction] at parliament, Bugabula South MP Henry Maurice Kibalya asked Patrick Kunobwa, the chief finance officer of parliament, when they would get their new cars.
Kibalya said voters are asking them why they still drive old vehicles yet they [MPs] are already in the legislative house.
Kitagwenda MP, Abbas Agaba, said while serving as [Resident District Commissioner [RDC] for Serere, he was given some money as a settling-in-job allowance.
He is quoted by The Observer saying they need money to buy new clothes suited to their new positions.
Sylvia Rwabwogo, the Kabarole Woman MP, said the Shs 5m they received from the president to hold parties was not enough.
Bukooli Island MP George Abbot Ouma asked for transport to go and talk to people on issues of development.
Each of the 375 MPs in the ninth parliament got Shs 103m to buy new vehicles and now each of the 427 MPs in the 10th parliament expects about Shs 130m to a buy a new car.