The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) has received over Shs2 billion as its share of monies allocated to parties with a representation in Parliament, and are also members of the Inter-party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD).
According to the Electoral Commission (EC) spokesperson Jotham Taremwa, the money, Shs3 billion which is allocated according to strength of parties in parliament (party representation), was recently wired by the finance ministry to the parties’ respective accounts.
Currently, the parties represented in Parliament include the NRM, which has 289 members; the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) with 36 members; the Democratic Party (DP) with 15 members and the Uganda Peoples Congress (UPC) with six members.
Sources imitated that the FDC got about Shs300 million, while the DP and UPC with a collective representation of 21 members will share about Shs150 millions.
Currently, the Parliament of Uganda has over 430 MPs, among them 57 Independents and 10 UPDF representatives.