Parliament Spends Shs10billion to Hire tent for Plenary

As the country grapples with budget shortfalls with associated low funding to social services, the parliament has spent shs10billion in hiring two tents.

The tents are being used as a makeshift chambers hosting the plenary.
This website has learnt that since March last year when Covid19 caused a lockdown of the country, parliament has been hiring two tents each at Shs14million daily.

The tents are paid for even on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays when parliament plenary is off.

Sources say the procurement was fully backed by the parliamentary Commission on insistence of Speaker Rebecca Kadaga.

While the entire country was locked down, Kadaga insisted on chairing the plenary even when there was no government business to process.
Insiders told this website that wasteful expenditure is part of parliament behavior because it’s the only institution that doesn’t want its processes examined by the public.
The money ( Sh10billion) spent on hiring tents at parliament is more than half of the entire budget of some districts. Districts use their budgets to pay wages and provide social services.

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