The opposition in Parliament led by the whip, Ibrahim Semujju Nganda have revealed that they are not ready to accept money to hold consultations in regard to constitution amendment bill, 2017 which is aimed at removal of the presidential age limit.
The opposition some of whom had just returned from suspension told reporters at Parliament that they won’t allow to be bribed by agents of the bill.
“First of all all MPs are facilitated with a budget, every year. We go through a budget process to approve money for Parliament; twice every month each MP is given money to go back to their constituencies and consult.”
Semujju said that members have consulted on a number of issues and bills and have not been specially facilitated pointing out that this would be a scheme to sanitize bribe.
“Whoever is taking this money is going to be taking a bribe and I know this parliament doesn’t have this money; if they deposit the money to our accounts, we shall refund it like I did when we were given money to consult on the marriage and divorce bill and I was given a genuine receipt from the treasury.”
He added, “this money that Museveni wants to give is immoral; we don’t need anyone’s facilitation to carry out facilitation.
There have been several reports that all legislators are to be given over Shs30m to go out and carry out consultations on the contentious bill as directed by the speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga.