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Uganda MPs have nine days to return Shs20m ‘bribe’

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by ByaseL, Jan 27, 2011.

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    If MPs do not return the Shs20 million they each received from the government within nine days, they will be dragged to court, the civil society has warned.

    In a move aimed at salvaging public funds, the civil society asked voters to shun corrupt leaders and vowed to call for mass action against any MP who takes the money.

    “We demand that all MPs declare and return the money that has been illegally and fraudulently paid to them in the guise of facilitating them to monitor government programmes,” the civil society leaders said in a joint press statement.

    “We demand that the Parliamentary Commission directs all MPs to pay back Ugandan taxpayers money or do the only honourable act of resigning for abusing the trust that both Parliament and the people of Uganda placed in them as the guardians of sanctity of our independence.”

    Civil society leaders made this call at a stormy news conference in Kampala yesterday, where they accused President Museveni and his ministers of conspiring with NRM MPs to “unleash financial tyranny on taxpayers”.

    “We challenge the President and the Parliament to take bold steps to rein in on the burgeoning public administration expenditure that is steadily becoming the hallmark for patronage politics in our country,” they asserted in a joint statement read by the Executive Director Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda, Ms Cissy Kagaba.
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    How much has Mu7 he included?