KABALE– The Kabale Municipality Member of Parliament Dr. Nicholas Kamara has said he cannot spend UGX 200M given to him by government on buying “a mere car”.
Last week, the government of Uganda started remitting UGX 200M to each of the 529 legislators and ex-officials in the 11th parliament, to enable them buy cars.
The development sparked public outrage as many people accused the Government of spending such an amount of money on luxuries MPs at a time when the country is struggling to raise enough funds for the fight against COVID-19.
However, MPs are free to decide on how to spend the money.
Kamara who joined parliament on the FDC ticket was on Monday responding to the issue after donating 5 tonnes of Maize flour to support vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 Lockdown in his constituency.
The food was handed over to one of Kabale based Radio stations which has been distributing food for the vulnerable in its charity movement dubbed Relief Campaign.
Kamara who currently drives a Toyota Harrier admitted that he will buy a new car, but was quick to add that it would not cost even half of the money given to him by Parliament.
He said the biggest percentage of his money will be spent on support for the health of his constituents with vulnerable people getting the first consideration.
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Kamara also pledged to buy a CT- Scan for Kamukira Health Centre IV located in Southern Division, Kabale Municipality to ease service delivery at the facility.
The legislator said that channeling his donation through one of the Kabale based Media house was because the District TaskForce on COVID-19 had not expressed any interest in receiving donations.
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