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
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.
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.
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