The current issue of Members of parliament being given shs 200M to purchase cars has spilled fresh bad blood in Uganda’s leading opposition Party FDC.
The party’s spokesman Hon. Ssemujju Nganda insists that legislatures from FDC and other political parties should not receive these cars in the move of saving tax payers money.
Following the widespread public backlash and protests about the cars, the Opposition FDC are proposing that government gives out loans instead to MPs to purchase their own private cars, which should not be taxed. This is the policy in neighboring Rwanda, and FDC believes that this will perfectly work out in Uganda.
FDC’s proposal is originates on the fact that Uganda MPs are paid a great deal of money in salaries and allowances and that this should be sufficient to cater for their own transport.
Regardless of the great idea, some legislators including former leader of opposition Hon. Ogang Latigo has accused the party for being dictatorial in terms of decision making since most of the members were not consulted about the move.
However while appearing on Capital FM’s talk show Capital Gang, Hon. Abdul Katuntu also disagreed with the party’s decision emphasizing that it’s uncalled for since the cars are used in execution of public duties.
“I don’t agree with Hon. Ssemujju who says we should use loan vehicles to do public work. Why should I? I cannot use my money to do public work,” he said.
However information reaching our desk reveals that some FDC legislators have started intimidating to form another political if the party does continues making unfriendly decisions.