Ruth Nankabirwa, the outgoing government chief whip says loyal ruling party Members of Parliament who lost elections are already getting jobs.
Nankabirwa was last week bidding farewell to chairpersons of parliamentary committees, their deputies who lost elections.
“MPs are most vulnerable and can’t be easily given jobs,” Nankabirwa is quoted by The Observertelling the officials.
She said the MPs accused of trying to evade taxes may not have luck when it comes jobs on boards and commissions of government institutions.
Board members earn monthly retainers in millions of shillings and allowances of between Shs 400,000 and Shs 1m whenever they attend a board meeting.
Nankabirwa told officials that her office had received a number of curricula vitae (CVs) from losing NRM MPs but only the loyal ones got jobs.
“Those who didn’t make it in the primaries or general elections but were loyal are seen to have added value to the party. Some have been employed to serve as board chairpersons or members and others will soon get fixed,” Nankabirwa is further quoted by the newspaper as saying.
She said the party was marketing Hon Mathias Kasamba to represent it in the East African Legislative Assembly [EALA].
Nankabirwa said it was important to exercise maturity and experience in contesting or choosing persons who will represent the country.
“We now have EALA and PAP (Pan African Parliament) representative positions to be filled but we want people with good character and loyal to the party (NRM) to brand Uganda to the entire world.”