[h=2]NCCR-Mageuzi MPs to direct on allowances[/h] By Lydia Shekighenda 13th June 2011 NCCR-Mageuzi Members of Parliament today plan to submit letters to finance Minister Mustafa Mkulo directing him to channel their sitting allowances to the development projects in Kigoma region. The party's Head of Information and Publicity Department David Kafulila told journalists here of the legislators' intention when briefing them on his party's stance concerning the budget for 2011/12 tabled by the Finance Minister Mustafa Mkulo last Wednesday. Kafulila said that all the party's MPs coming from Kigoma region have agreed that their sitting allowances be channelled to development projects in their region. According to Kafulila, Kigoma has been getting a small budget for development projects when compared to other regions in the country. He said all the four MPs from NCCR-Mageuzi were being paid a total of 280,000/- per day, which they believe will contribute a lot to the development of their region throughout their stay in Dodoma. "We are going to submit our letter tomorrow (today June 13) to the Finance minister and a copy to the Speaker of the National Assembly directing that our sitting allowances be channelled to Vote 34 which is for development projects for Kigoma region," Kafulila said. MPS are getting salaries each month and if they have other activities outside their constituencies were being paid per diem and sitting allowance. "This sitting allowance paid to them is not fair because they had already been paid per diem," He said that they will also propose that all the allowances be taxed to increase domestic revenue for development projects. Kafulila said that his party will continue to emphasise on changes in administration so as to save money for implementing development projects. He pointed out that by cancelling the posts of district Commissioners and Division secretaries in the country the government could save 52bn/- which could be used to generate about 200 megawatts of electricity. "This administrative system has been constitutionally established, thus we are going to present our concerns in the on going process of writing new constitution," Kafulila said. He however said in the 2011/12 budget the Finance minister said that he would remove unnecessary expenditures which are being included in Other Charges. "But the minister has failed to state how much will be saved after canceling the unnecessary expenditure," Kafulila said, noting that this caused doubts about the move. For his part the Member of Parliament for Muhambwe Felix Mkosamali (NCCR) said that after submitting their letters to finance minister they will table a private motion to discuss the section of the law on allowances for MPs so that it can be amended. SOURCE:THE GUARDIAN My take:Naona sasa mambo yanazidi kuiva,na wananchi wanaanza kuona nini matunda ya upinzani Bungeni. .............Je na yule mbunge mmoja wa CCM pale Kigoma i mean Serukamba atasalimika kweli?