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Photos: Museveni, 317 MPs ‘Burn’ Billions at Age Limit Removal Party as Uganda Borrows to Pay Salaries

Billions Spent at Museveni Age Limit Removal Party as Uganda Borrows to Pay Salaries

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Museveni met the 317 MPs who voted to remove age limit last December at the weekend.

Government chief whip Ruth Nankabirwa organized a thanksgiving and celebration of the the age limit removal and the signing of controversial bill into law.

Controversial because the MPs ignored the views of the electorate.

Even the views of the clerics were ignored. 

Although The Pearl Times could not independently verify the claims, sources said billions had been spent at the party.

Available information puts the figure at Shs 1.5bn.

Other reports also claimed the MPs had got ‘more money’ for their role in age limit removal.

Billions were also reportedly spent during months of rigorous campaigning and hijacked consultations last year as the NRM forcefully pushed through a largely unpopular bill.

But Uganda’s economy is on its knees.

Some opposition activists argue that age limit removal was so expensive for Uganda, with claims of bribes, though unconfirmed, still making rounds in corridors.

The finance ministry recently admitted it would borrow to pay a percentage of salaries. 

There is even chaos at the NRM secretariat as the cash-strapped party sacked all staff at the secretariat. 

PHOTOS: NRM AGE LIMIT THANKSGIVING PARTY

 

Museveni with some NRM MPs including Ibrahim Abiriga and the law's architect Raphael Magyezi. Courtesy Photo
Museveni with some NRM MPs including Ibrahim Abiriga and the law’s architect Raphael Magyezi. Courtesy Photo
Other MPs and officials dance at the celebration. Courtesy Photo
Other MPs and officials dance at the celebration. Courtesy Photo
NRM MPs in celebratory mood. Courtesy Photo
NRM MPs in celebratory mood. Courtesy Photo
MP Abiriga and Jacob Oboth Oboth celebrate. Courtesy Photo
MP Abiriga and Jacob Oboth Oboth celebrate. Courtesy Photo
An NRM MP in celebration of age limit removal. Courtesy Photo.
An NRM MP in celebration of age limit removal. Courtesy Photo.
Foreign affairs minister Sam Kutesa and excited NRM MPs. Courtesy Photo
Foreign affairs minister Sam Kutesa and excited NRM MPs. Courtesy Photo
A female artiste excites fans. Courtesy Photo
A female artiste excites fans. Courtesy Photo
Museveni and NRM MPs cut cake in celebration. Courtesy Photo
Museveni and NRM MPs cut cake in celebration. Courtesy Photo
A musician entertains guests in Kiboga at the weekend. Courtesy Photo
A musician entertains guests in Kiboga at the weekend. Courtesy Photo
Museveni addresses the MPs and supporters. Courtesy Photo
Museveni addresses the MPs and supporters. Courtesy Photo
Museveni at the event. Courtesy Photo
Museveni at the event. Courtesy Photo

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