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Uganda belongs to the People not leaders, Museveni tells Parliamentary Commissioners

By Melanie Aanyu,

President Museveni has said that when all the arms of government work together, they yield good results for the country.

Using the crisis of load-shedding in 2005 as an example, the president said that electricity shortage was caused by the parliament at the time, which blocked major projects of dams construction.

Museveni was on Thursday meeting with the Parliamentary Commission led by the Speaker of Parliament,. Anita Annette Among.

The meeting, which was held at State Lodge Nakasero, was also attended by the Deputy speaker Hon. Thomas Tayebwa and Commissioners of Parliament.

Museveni counseled the parliamentary commissioners that the country does not belong to leaders but to the people of Uganda.

On the issue of the parliamentary budget, the president appealed to Parliament not to misuse its committees and said that these should be funded but with small numbers.

He lauded Parliament’s decision of accepting to give the constituency development fund to the Parish Development Model to run it, saying it was a wise decision.

On the issue of increasing salaries for the parliamentary staff, the president said that they can wait for now, but that does not mean that they are not thought about.