By our reporter

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has urged legislators who are members of the Parliamentary Savings Cooperative and Credit Society (SACCO) to concentrate on saving and building investments.

Speaking at the SACCO’s Annual General Meeting, Kadaga said MPs need to have focus, purpose and perseverance to save money and make good of what they have saved.

“We have been challenged by the younger generation; a young man called Biyomba gave a testimony at the national prayer breakfast of how he started a poultry business that eventually became his source of school fees and now he is worth over Ushs300 million,” she said, further adding that, “not many of us have that money yet this 25 year old has it.”

Kadaga urged the legislators to prepare for the post-election period to avoid financial embarrassment.

“The truth is there is no certainty after 2021; so plan as though you will not be coming back. Let us plan for our lives; save because in other countries, it is treasured. For example, in Kenya,  everyone including  President Uhuru Kenyatta are  members of their SACCO,” she said.

 

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