More than six (6) members of Parliament opposed to the amendment of the Constitution to remove the age limit for presidential candidates have returned the cash they that was wired to their accounts on Tuesday.
Each member returned Shs 29 million paid to them by Parliament to facilitate consultative meetings on the age limit bill.
The politicians, however, say that by giving MPs money to consult their constituents, the government is misallocating the money that is supposed to be used to address funding gaps in sectors like health and education.
Opposition Chief Whip, Mr Semujju Nganda said they were returning the money to the Parliament officer in charge of the Consolidated Account.
“The money is immoral and should be returned by all MPs. Leaders should be mindful of integrity. You cannot just eat money without minding your own suffering people,” said Butambala MP, Mr Muwanga Kivumbi.
Ssemujju, Moses Kasibante (Rubaga North), Angellina Osegge (Soroti Woman), Muwanga Kivumbi (Butambala), Medard Ssegona (Busiro East), William Nzoghu (Busongora North) later carried and deposited Shs 174 million in cash wads of Shs 10,000, Shs 20,000 and Shs 50,000 to Parliament’s Finance office in charge of refunds.
Anna Adeke (National Female Youth) and Anna Adeke (National Female Youth) did not bring the money, stating that they had not received the money yet.