Members of Parliament have already started enjoying free tea and lunch among other goodies that were passed early this year, expected to cost over Shs130 million every month.
In March this year parliament approved new allowances for tea, lunch and housing for the newly-inducted MPs of the 10th Parliament even as some their colleagues opposed the move, dubbing it ‘unnecessary’.
“A provision has been made to cater for MPs tea, lunch and housing allowances as approved by the Parliamentary Commission,” the parliamentary policy statement presented by Mr Okello Obabaru, the deputy clerk in charge of finance and administration, reads in part.
The new allowances approved by the Parliamentary Commission were presented to Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee amid opposition from some MPs led by Ms Sarah Mpabwa (army) and Ms Monica Amoding (Youth Female).
The Commission was appearing before the committee to present its Shs651.9 billion budget for 10th Parliament.