Coronavirus: Court orders lawmakers in Uganda to refund the money they awarded themselves to fight Coronavirus

by Apr 30, 2020Politics0 comments

Coronavirus: Court orders lawmakers in Uganda to refund the money they awarded themselves to fight Coronavirus
Coronavirus: Court orders lawmakers in Uganda to refund the money they awarded themselves to fight Coronavirus

A Ugandan court on Wednesday command lawmakers to pay back money they had awarded themselves to fight Coronavirus. 

The High Court of Uganda ruled that MPs return all the money they received as part of a package they approved to fight Coronavirus in their constituencies must be repaid or transferred to national or district Covid-19 taskforces.

According to The Local Newspaper, an allocation of 2.4 million euros was paid into the individual accounts of lawmakers earlier in April.

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The publication claimed that the money was initially approved as part of a bigger budgetary package, and was intended to be used for sensitisation about the virus before the lawmakers decided to pay the money into their individual accounts. 

President Yoweri Museveni condemned the lawmakers for their decision to share the large sum among themselves, describing the move as “morally reprehensible”.

According to the statistics from the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Uganda has 79 confirmed cases of Coronavirus with no deaths so far. Read Here

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