KAMPALA–Kampala central MP Muhammad Nsereko (Independent) said he will not take back the Shs29 million meant to facilitate MPs’ consultative meetings with their voters on the proposed amendment of Article 102(b) of the Constitution.
The outspoken legislator said he would rather donate the money to charity instead of returning it.
“I would rather donate the money to charitable organizations instead of taking it back,” Nsereko said.
MP Nsereko was speaking during a consultative meeting on the amendment of Article 102(b) of the Constitution at Lugogo in Kampala.
He said it is not proper to return this money to the government treasury when there are a number of his constituents living in chronic poverty.
Nsereko said he would distribute the money to organizations such baby’s homes and pay school fees for the needy students in his constituency, among others.
On October 23, Parliament disbursed Shs29 million to each of the 449 MPs to help them consult on the proposed Constitutional amendment.
On Wednesday, a section of Opposition legislators led by the Opposition Chief Whip Ibrahim Ssemujju publicly denounced the fund, leading to at least eight members returning the money.