Winnie Byanyima raps MPs over Shs2bn foreign trip


The executive director of Oxfam international Winnie Byanyima has advised Ugandan legislators to stop wasting tax payers’ money on irrelevant foreign trips and instead invest it in public services like education and health for all to benefit.

According to Byanyima who also doubles as the wife to Opposition Forum for Democratic Change leader Dr Kizza Besigye, if there is no money to put medicine or even gloves in clinics, then there is no need for the poor Ugandans to pay for the MPs costly US trips.

“With huge national budget gap, an accountable, self-respecting parliament would cut foreign travel to pay for education and health,” said Byanyima on her Twitter account.

She was reacting to the recent more than 70 MPs visit to the  US for the 28th Uganda North America Convention (UNAA) which consumed over Shs2 billion of Ugandan tax payers.

When asked by a one tweep, David Kabanda whether she questioned Dr Besigye’s attendance of the UNAA convention, Byanyima said: “Besigye and I paid for ourselves to attend UNAA and meet Ugandans in diaspora. MPs should also pay their way.”


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