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Uganda: NRM MPs meet over delayed cars money
Published on 4-10-2016 - at 02:48' by Daily Monitor

NRM party members were yesterday locked in a caucus meeting to discuss, among other things, the delayed delivery of money for their vehicles.

Members Daily Monitor managed to speak to before the late afternoon meeting started, expressed displeasure with what they termed as unnecessary delays by the Finance ministry in releasing their car allowance funds.

MPs vowed to raise the issue in the Caucus to seek explanation from the party leadership.

“We have seen the release schedule for this month from the ministry of Finance and there is no money for cars. We need the cars to enable us operate. We will ask for answers from our party leadership,” said one MP who preferred not to be named until after the caucus meeting yesterday.

As a rule, Members of Parliament are entitled to a vehicle stipend in each new Parliament to enable them travel to their respective constituencies.
This time, MPs are expected to receive Shs200m to buy cars, which was raised from Shs150m after the Parliamentary Commission held a meeting with the President and requested for the increase.
The plan was to give the MPs Shs100m this month and the last batch would be paid in March next year. Sources who attended the meeting in a text messages to Daily Monitor said officials from the ministry of Finance called in during the caucus meeting to explain to the MPs why money is not available this month.

Shs200m car cash

As a rule, Members of Parliament are entitled to a vehicle stipend in each new Parliament to enable them travel to their respective constituencies. This time, MPs are expected to receive Shs200m to buy cars, which was raised from Shs150m after the Parliamentary Commission held a meeting with the President and requested for the increase. The plan was to give the MPs Shs100m this month and the last batch would be paid in March next year. Sources who attended the meeting in a text messages to Daily Monitor said officials from the ministry of Finance called in during the caucus meeting to explain to the MPs why money is not available this month.

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NRM MPs vowed to raise the issue in the caucus to seek explanation from the party leadership.

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