Fired MPs run broke
23 January 2015, 15:05
Kampala - The members of parliament who were recently fired from ruling party, NRM, two tears ago over allegations of sabotaging their party have reportedly run broke.
Although these MPs were sacked from party, they appealed in supreme court against the decision.
The curt has not yet made its ruling.
The affected MPs include Theodore Ssekikubo, Bernabas Tinkasimire and Wilfred Niwagaba.
They have run broke and are now demanding a refund of their monthly deductions. Every month, the party deducts UGX 200 000 from each MP who went to parliament on NRM ticket.
Ssekikubo said, ''NRM has been deducting our salaries monthly for the last two years ever since we were fired from the party. We want our money back because we no longer belong to that party.''
Ssekikubo said that much as NRM fired them, the party has continued to deduct their monthly pay which they said has drained their accounts yet they require cash to pay lawyers to run their case.
He said the party has been deducting UGX 200 000 from him monthly for the last two years while Tinkasimire said he has been losing UGX 250 000 monthly, which they want refunded with interest.
Sekikubo added that the group wants the money to pay lawyers to defend their case in Supreme Court and their monthly deductions can help settle the attorney fees.
The members complained of what they called the compulsory payment of monthly fees inflicted on them by the party yet they were axed.
They vowed never to return to NRM claiming there is no democracy following last years’ amendments on the party's constitution giving powers to the party chairman to appoint the secretary general, treasurer and their deputies in addition to appointing five members of top party organ.
Meanwhile, the members challenged energy minister Irene Muloni to come out and brief Parliament on ongoing developments in the sector especially in respect to the construction of the oil refinery.
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