March 3, 2024

Former speakers of Parliament get brand-new cars

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Former Speakers of Parliament received a shiny start to their week as current Speaker Anita Among handed them brand new vehicles on Monday.

However, the former Speakers who are likely to receive their vehicles are: Al Haji Moses Kigongo, Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, Rebecca Kadaga, and Prof. Edward Rugumayo, all of whom served as Parliament’s speakers, received the vehicles on Monday, December 18, 2023.

Anita Among told uncoveredug news reporters that “I thank the Almighty God for keeping all of them alive to witness this great day when they returned to the August House they presided over many years ago. We would have loved to receive all our former Speakers without exception, but some have passed on in retirement while others have passed on in office.”.

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Speaking at the handover ceremony, Ms. Among revealed that Parliament will be giving the former Speakers new cars every 5 years, with the government footing the bill for fuel, maintenance, and drivers’ salaries.

In conclusion, it was also noted that the recent enactment of the Parliamentary Pensions Act expanded the beneficiaries to include all Speakers who have served Uganda since 1979.

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