By Kabuye Ronald
Speaker of Parliament Ms Anita Among has strongly condemned the tendency by a section of MPs who have taken to the media to object to the deduction of Shs1 Million directed towards the Jacob Oulanyah Education Trust Fund.
“I have been following some news and the statements that some of us make in regard to the Shs1 Million that we passed in this House,” Ms Among said.
“It was passed and was adopted. Shs1 Million was deducted and taken to the trust Fund. It was an agreed position by all but you find members talking like we have removed Shs10 Billion from.” She added
“If any Member has a problem with this deduction, they approach me, and I will be happy to refund the amount deducted rather than have them tarnish the image of parliament” added Among
Last week the media was awash with reports by some MPs that opposed the deduction of Shs1 Million from their accounts saying they had not agreed to this. It should be noted that after the demise of former Speaker emeritus Jacob Oulanyah, Parliament resolved that each MP will contribute Shs1 Million towards the Oulanyah Education Trust fund.
In her communication today, Speaker Among warned that MPs should desist from such debates since the decision was made and agreed upon by the whole House.