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We shall Not Block MPs From Getting Shs. 20m Covid 19 Money – Kadaga

 The Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga said it will be so hard to refund all the money already allocated to lawmakers to fight COVID 19.

“By interfering with the Shs10 billion, the judge is interfering with the whole supplementary of Shs304 billion. That means it is all under injunction. It was all in one bill.” Kadaga said during Thursday plenary.

This was after the Attorney General, Hon William Byaruhanga revealed how the Clerk to Parliament had presented evidence to him showing that the Shs10 billion was paid on 17 April and yet the court order was issued on 21st April 2020.

The Attorney General informs the House that any money spent after the 21 April 2020 amounts to contempt of court.

The Speaker defers with the Attorney General saying that the court order was issued after the money had already been sent and its decision cannot be binding on members who are not part of the suit.

Kadaga further revealed that following a meeting with the President and the Prime Minister on the money advanced to Parliament, guidelines for MPs have been drawn.

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