I didn’t believe that they were the Members of Parliament from Bunyoro; some of whom I voted for in Hoima city!
In the first sitting of the 11th Parliament, they chose to debate about cars costing over Shs300m each!
More shocking, was to see those hailing from Bunyoro join their colleagues from other parts of the country push for cars as an urgent need. It was startling! During this period when the world is being chained down by COVID-19!
Medics are demanding salary and allowance arrears amounting to billions of shillings as some threaten to quit work over lack of adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs).
To my honest logic, the first issue on the table could be the need to allocate most resources to the ministry of health to intensify the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
I remember a lot of funds being allocated to the ministry of defence during the war between government forces and the Joseph Kony led Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels in the 1990s. This is a leaf our parliament could borrow and apply if coronavirus is to be defeated like the LRA insurgents.
It would be great if our MPs get back on track and front the interests of the public than their personal treasures.
For this matter, we could think of supplying free water and electricity services to all those connected until the lockdown is lifted. This could improve adherence to COVID-19 preventive measure as well as information dissemination since people use electricity to connect their radios and television sets. I could be extremely happy if they proposed purchasing more ambulances that are on a high demand than at any other time before in Uganda instead of thinking about luxury cars.
Where do they want to drive to during the lockdown? I think they can drive safely through safe nationals than when businesses are shut down and COVID-19 patients’ attendants scrambling for inadequate oxygen cylinders.
Please save us! I could not keep in silence with this message geared towards guiding you to serve us. You promised us a lot to win our votes. It is high time you started fulfilling those promises.
I expect to see you generating serious debates in parliament that prioritise issues affecting the majority population of Ugandans in line with your mandate during the next siting.I didn’t believe that they were the Members of Parliament from Bunyoro; some of whom I votedI didn’t believe that they were the Members of Parliament from Bunyoro; some of whom I voted
The writer, Mr Solomon Wamara, is a concerned citizen and Ex-Chairperson for Lake Albert Fishermen Association.