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Sparked outrage in Uganda after lawmakers given $30M to buy cars amid covid-19 crisis

Uganda handed over nearly $30M to it's members of Parliament to buy cars whereas the poor country is still under covid -19 crisis.The act sparked an outrageous reactions to both citizens and humanitarian activists in the country,calling it a shameful act while the tax payers are in danger of economic factor(less privileged are hungry) amid covid-19 pandemic.Each of every 529 lawmakers received 200 million shillings to get new cars when the covid-19 cases are still surging bringing the country economic to it's alterations affecting the common citizens and deteriorating the living standard of the less privileged.

Anet Nana Namata an active human rights defender and executive director of Union of Human Rights Defenders Uganda condemned the government decision"it's unacceptable for the government to buy luxuries to a small proup in parliament,who continue to receive monthly pay of more than 30 million shillings,while the larger population are unable to feed themselves."

Moses Isooba,the leader of the National NGO forum added that it was a shameful act whereby the privatize it's citizens to contribute money to buy covid-19 vaccine.

He continue saying the money should instead distributed to the vulnerable 500,000 persons.The government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo defended the decision,saying it's in line with honoured-tradition only to facilitate their engagement with electorate and in any the civil society organization have been part of budgeting processes and knew long the mps were to get money to buy cars.

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Anet Nana Namata Moses Isooba National NGO forum Ofwono Opondo Uganda


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