My opinion about the 68M plan for MPs Burial


An informed citizenry is vulnerable to analyze every policy, laws and every issue that is put forth by the parliament. Following the recent reports, this has now become a topic to be probed by all Ugandans concerning the new plan by the parliamentary commission that it is to spend <Read-more>

We pay for their health and transport and now for their death, without a clear official justification, this leaves the citizens wondering about the essence and intention for this plan and it is perceived that the government must be intending to buy their loyalty. This is because the cost has directly affected the tax payers mainly the peasants that have no paying jobs.

According to the breakdown of this expenditure of 68m for every MP’s burial  includes buying a state-of the casket rated as American casket of shs.6m, Shs 5.5m for the grave, shs.4.5m for order service book and Shs. 15m on feeding the mourner and shs.17m on allowances for police.

This seems not to matter to the commissions because the parliament’s public relations manager Helen Kaweesa say, that “The national assembly footing burial costs of MPs is not new but it is only that this time round it will be provided for in the official budget.”

Finally, there are several pressing issues that need more attention and money to better the lives of Ugandans especially in the health and education sectors, therefore, this money should be given to each MP to go and implement it in their respect constituencies other than to be spent on lifeless bodies without any returns to the communities.


Natalejja Lydia


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