Another MP returns ‘Age Limit Cash’ - Whisper Eye

Another MP returns ‘Age Limit Cash’

Ntungamo municipality MP Gerald Karuhanga has returned 29 million shillings that was credited on his account by the parliamentary commission on October 24, 2017, as facilitation for ‘consultative meetings’ about age limit bill.
He wrote to the Branch Manager of Centenary Bank Mapeera House branch t instructing the bank to transfer the said money back to the creditors account and any charge fees can be deducted from his account.

Last month Parliament received Shs13 billion from the Ministry of Finance to facilitate the MPs in gathering views about the age limit bill floated by Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi, that is aimed at lifting among others the presidential age limit that is capped at 75 years.

This, those opposed to the bill say, is aimed at paving the way for President Yoweri Museveni to stand for presidency in 2021 while aged 77 years, two years above the cap.

Karuhanga while speaking to journalists at parliament said that different legislators have different opinions about the said money, and that those who believe in a better Uganda will not keep it for themselves.

He said that government should not give MPs 13 billion shillings when state of social services is deplorable .

He added that candidates have been sitting for exams under mango trees, other schools cannot even afford benches for students to sit on and we spend that amount of money to people who are paid every month for consultations