NRM legislators reject party’s Shs30,000

NRM legislators reject party’s Shs30,000 fee increment

NRM Members of Parliament have flatly turned down a party request to have their remittances to the ruling caucus increased from Shs20,000 to Shs50,000.

Caucus spokesperson, Margaret Muhanga said that members protested, noting that they have already committed large chunks of their salary to other things and do not have any more money to give out.

The group’s treasure Mariam Naigaga had made the proposal to increase remittances from the current Shs20,000.

The money, according Muhanga is used as some sort of insurance for the MPs in case any of them needs a contribution from the caucus leadership.

MPs who attended the caucus meeting, which went on late into the night, said members heckled and shouted their treasurer down the moment they saw the line her presentation was taking.

Naigaga however, said the MPs did not outrightly reject her proposal but asked her to first handle the caucus Saaco registration before she proposes any new thing.

In the meeting, the MPs were also informed by officials from Ministry of Finance that the first batch of their vehicle money allowance will be remitted this month.

The MPs are supposed to get Shs200 million after the money was upped from Shs150 million in a meeting the parliamentary commission held with the President. The remaining Shs100 million will then be paid in the next financial year.