In Uganda, branches of government clash over power to appropriate pandemic funds

1 May
Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga (photo credit: Inter-Parliamentary Union/flickr)
Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga (photo credit: Inter-Parliamentary Union/flickr)
Parliament is under attack from the judiciary, executive and the media but won't go down without a fight, speaker Rebecca Kadaga has said. Kadaga wondered why court, the president and media are fixated on the Shs 10 billion that MPs allocated themselves to fight coronavirus in the country, and yet it is part of an entire Shs 304bn supplementary budget. She said the MPs don't have to adhere to the High court justice Michael Elubu's order directing the MPs to refund the money to state coffers.
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