Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga.
Angry youth have threatened to re-baptise Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga and Leader of Opposition in Parliament Winnie Kiiza with “shameful names” if they do not contain the “greed” among Members of Parliament.
The youth led by Norman Tumuhimbise, the coordinator of “Jobless Brotherhood” and Nasurdin Basalirwa, the coordinator of “Youth Coalition for Change” gathered at City House in Kampala on Friday.
Speaking to press, the youth called upon Kadaga and Kiiza to restrain legislators from making “unreasonable” demands citing the desire to buy Shs150 posh cars.
“All MPs cars should be left in office when they leave,” Norman told Insider on phone.
He said Shs50m is enough for a moderate car saying the country has more serious problems than MPs’ cars.
“Kadaga should remember that her people are still suffering with jiggers. Instead of changing her people’s lives, she is busy buying expensive monster cars,” Norman pointed out.
Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Honorable Winnie Kiiza
Turning attention to Kiiza, Norman said unless she reins in on legislators’ “selfishness”, they [youth] will rename her “hyena” while Kadaga with return home with a new name “jigger”.
“We are withdrawing their title of Honourable. We ask the whole nation to address them by their names.”
He added: “Equally, the LOP should say something about these cars’ money. If she doesn’t, we shall add her to these greedy hyenas.”
Government will part with Shs64bn to purchase new cars for MPs which Kadaga suggests is not even enough.
Norman then lashed out at Lubaga South MP Kato Lubwama saying the same man they recently solicited for money is now speaking without pomposity.
Lubwama said it was poverty that made Ugandans think Shs150m was a lot of money.
“That one [Lubwama] is just a selfish comedian and unworthy of the title “Member of Parliament”,” Norman said.
The youth also asked Kadaga to suspend UPDF Chief Political Commissar Col Felix Kulayigye from the house.
Kulayigye was suspended from the army for engaging in fake gold deals.
The youth claim there is no way someone who is cited in dirty dealings can continue to legislate.