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Speaker Anita Among Hands Over Cars to Former Speakers of Parliament

Speaker Anita Among hands over cars to former speakers

Speaker of Ugandan Parliament, Rt. Hon. Anita Annet Among is again surfacing with good news. This comes after she presided over a function to hand over brand-new cars to former Speakers of Parliament and those who played a role in handling the parliament business.

The list of recipients of these vehicles have been at parliament and they include; Al Hajji Moses Kigongo, Edward Ssekandi, Rebecca Kadaga Alitwala, and Prof. Edward Rugumayo. The criteria followed to get to this is explained as follows.

Speaker Anita Among noted that the recent enactment of the Parliamentary Pensions Act expanded the beneficiaries to include all Speakers who served Uganda since 1979 thus entitling; President Museveni, Chairman of NRC 1896-1996, Edward Rugumayo Speaker.

This also was the Chairman NCC from 1979-19 80, Francis Butagira 1980-1985, Al Haji Moses Kigongo, Vice Chairman NRC 1986-1996, Edward Ssekandi 1998-2001 Deputy Speaker and Speaker of 7th and 8th Parliament, to these cars every five years.

You will be required to bring your own driver, who we will recruit as Parliamentary staff, Parliament will pay that driver of yours. The car remains a property of Government of Uganda. Parliament will maintain and fuel these cars.” the Speaker said and added that, every after 5 years, these will be getting more new cars.

But Parliament will after every 5 years be giving you a new car. Or in between when the car gets a problem, you will bring it back and we give you a new car. You are property of Government of Uganda, so we are supposed to look after you,” said Speaker Anitah Among.

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Speaker Anita Among continued to say that all this is a sign of appreciation. That whoever does good for the country deserves to be thanked in a way she had done today. 

“It is always good to appreciate people when they are still alive, you did a lot for this country and continue to do a lot for this country. You have contributed a lot to this country. We don’t want at the time when you are no more, everybody is paying tribute and saying all the good things about you. As the 11th Parliament, we thought it wise to appreciate you when you are still alive,” said ended.