Voters in Acholi have lambasted Members of Parliament for awarding themselves sh20 million each in the pretext of helping them fight the spread of Covid-19.
Fr Onen Charles Onen, the second curate of Holy Rosary Church says there is no legitimate rationale in the allocation apart from the MPs utterly advancing their appetite for money.
Innocent Amony, a resident of Gulu Municipality argues that the funds should have been channelled to priority areas like improving the capacity of Gulu Regional Referral Hospitals and payment of allowances to health workers at the front-line combating COVID-19.
Charles Ocaya, a concerned voter argues that Uganda’s health care system needs improvement in the wake of the outbreak of the deadly global pandemic making the funds allocation to individual MPs is bizarre.
Responding to the demands of the electorate Anthony Akol, the Kilak North County MP in Amuru District disclosed that discussions on the money are immaterial because he had already spent over 20 million on relief; health and livelihoods assistance to his constituents.
Polly Philip Okin of Chua West in Kitgum District, also Chairperson Acholi Parliamentary group reveals that he has been rendering support to his community long before the allocation.