Museveni rejects proposal to increase MPs salary
By: Melanie Aanyu
President Museveni has rejected a proposal by Members of Parliament to have their salary and pension contribution increased.
In an October 13 letter to Speaker Anita Among, Mr Museveni declined to assent after he was “advised by the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development that the Bill presented to them for assessment of its financial implication did not include amendments to increase their contribution to the government fund from 30 percent to 40 percent.”
On September 7, lawmakers passed the Parliamentary Pensions (Amendment) Bill 2022 in which they voted to increase the member’s contribution from 15 to 20 percent.
This would automatically result in an increment to the corresponding government contribution to individual lawmakers’ monthly pension from 30 percent to 40 percent, increasing the liability paused by Parliament on the taxpayer.
A lawmaker presently earns about Shs11m, minus allowances.