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Parliament tells MPs to return Shs29M if they are not going to consult

Parliament has asked MPs opposed to constitutional ammendent consultations facilitation on lifting of age limit to return them to the treasury following some opposition elements who rejected and termed it 'satanic'.

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga early this month allowed Raphael Magyezi to table the private members bill on the age limit amidst stiff opposition from some members but went on to request MPs to consult their constituences.

Parliament confirmed this week, MPs were advance Shs29M to do consultations at their constituences. Some elements in the opposition have come out to critisize the move claiming MPs should resort to the constituency development payment to carry out the assignment.

However, Chris Obore, the Parliament mouthpiece in a response to the concerns, moved that those opposed to the consultations should return the monies to the treasuries.

Obore said: "If an MP rejects the consultation money, they wire it back to the treasury because it's public money."

Medard Ssegona who collected the money from his account and paraded it before media said:

"I can't take taxpayers money. Parliament should tell us where they got this money. It wasn't budgeted for."

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