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Parliamentary commission seeks to offer lunch and tea allowance to MPs

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The parliamentary commission is seeking for funds to give each Member of Parliament 2 million shillings for tea and lunch, though the commission officials while appearing before the committee failed to explain a proposed plan by the commission to give Members of Parliament tea and lunch of 2 million shillings per month.

The commission appeared before the legal and parliamentary affairs committee chaired by Stephen Tashobya where the committee was informed that a decision was taken by the commission to give tea and lunch to members but when tasked to explain, the commission bosses failed to explain and instead asked for more time. The parliamentary commissioner William Nokrach said that this proposal should be ignored because it came by mistake in the committee.

Currently each MP has been  providing for his or her lunch but the parliamentary commission is proposing to give MPs money for lunch and increase the money for the vehicles from 103 million shillings to 130 million shillings for the members in the 10th parliament according to a source on the legal committee of parliament. The commission appeared before the legal and parliamentary affairs committee chaired by Stephen Tashobya to defend the commission budget but when members tasked the commissioners to explain they failed and instead asked for more time.

According to the clerk to parliament Jane Kibirige, the commission submitted a total budget worth 652bn shillings to ministry of finance of which 86.8bn is needed for wages, 473bn for non-wage among others, but the ministry has only provided 318bn shillings leaving a funding gap of 333bn shillings.

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