By Watchdog reporter
Forum for Democratic Change leadership on Monday gave Opposition chief whip Ssemujju Nganda a go ahead to table an alternative to the vehicle funds that have received a lot of negative criticism from the public.
Kira municipality MP Nganda plans to table a motion seeking to amend the parliament privileges law which entitles legislators to vehicles. He proposes a loan scheme that’s payable over a period of time to ease the burden off the tax payers.
However, several legislators have started mobilizing to defeat Nganda’s motion.
Although FDC gave Ssemujju a green light, Winnie Kiiza, the leader of Opposition in Parliamen says she’s going to consult with all opposition MPs before they all endorse the motion.
Kiiza’s consensus attempts will be futile since she knows it will be defeated outrightly, leaving Ssemujju “to die in his movie”.
NRM chief whip Ruth Nankabirwa is not even bothered to know the details of what Ssemujju plans to table.
She says she’ll first hear from the legislator on the floor of Parliament, to make sense of what her counterpart has to say.
MPs are planning to give themselves vehicles worth sh200 million. It’s the practice every term that legislators get new cars funded by the tax payers.