Parliament has released Shs200m to each of the 529 MPs and 26 ex- officios (Ministers who are not MPs) to buy themselves vehicles.
The Speaker, Deputy Speaker and Commissioners will also receive brand new vehicles.
The government revised the budget for procurement of new vehicles for Members of the 11th Parliament by Shs121m for each legislator bringing the allocation to Shs200m.
Initially, the Parliamentary Commission had requested Shs321m for each MP as per the financial year 2021/2022 Budget Framework Paper.
The Budget Frame work paper that was presented by the Ministry of Finance before the Parliament’s Budget Committee states that the expenditure on MPs’ cars is funded through tax policy and administrative measures.
After the 2016 general elections, government spent Shs85bn to clear their car allowance budget for MPs.