Ki­ira Mu­nic­i­pal­ity MP,Ibrahim  Sse­mu­jju Nganda has tabled be­fore Par­lia­ment a mo­tion to re­view pro­vi­sion of ve­hi­cles to lead­ers, Pub­lic, Civil Ser­vants and Politi­cians on his first day in Par­lia­ment af­ter sus­pen­sion by Speaker Kadaga.

The mo­tion tabled this evening seeks to save funds by abol­ish­ing the pur­chase of ve­hi­cles to ma­jor­ity of pub­lic ser­vants, but also stop mis­use of ve­hi­cles and re­sources by pub­lic of­fi­cials ac­cord­ing to the mover.

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The mo­tion was sec­onded by Wil­fred Ni­wagaba the Ndorwa East MP who called upon mem­bers to sup­port the mo­tion say­ing that Gov­ern­ment should work to­wards reg­u­lat­ing buy­ing ve­hi­cles

Ac­cord­ing to Sse­mu­jju, with the ex­cep­tion of the Pres­i­dent, Vice Pres­i­dent, Speaker of Par­lia­ment, Deputy Speaker, Leader of the Op­po­si­tion, Chief Jus­tice and Deputy Chief Jus­tice, Gov­ern­ment should abol­ish the  pro­vi­sion of ve­hi­cles to the rest of the lead­ers, civil and pub­lic ser­vants.

Sse­mu­jju pro­poses that  Gov­ern­ment should sell all its cur­rent fleet of ve­hi­cles to the cur­rent users at the cur­rent value and where the user is not in o po­si­tion to buy the ve­hi­cle, Gov­ern­ment should auc­tion the ve­hi­cle.

He also pro­poses a Gov­ern­ment loan to pub­lic work­ers who seek to own ve­hi­cles adding that they can pay it over time and that the money for fuel and ve­hi­cle main­te­nance that is cur­rently spent by pub­lic of­fi­cials can be used to kick-start the loan fa­cil­ity.

” Gov­ern­ment can waive taxes on the ve­hi­cles and any other trans­port equip­ment pur­chased un­der this scheme.”

Sse­mu­jju added that Gov­ern­ment cur­rently spends  a lot of money buy­ing cars for lead­ers and work­ers who al­ready earn big and can buy their cars, but also spends huge sums of money main­tain­ing them, pay­ing for a dri­ver among oth­ers. He says about 430 Bil­lion shillings is spent only on re­plac­ing ve­hi­cles every af­ter five years.

” It is un­for­tu­nate that Ugan­da’s am­bu­lance ser­vices is not equipped and there­fore poor Ugan­dans are suf­fer­ing, and yet Gov­ern­ment fully pays for Gov­ern­ment of­fi­cers ve­hi­cles”.

The Min­is­ter for Pub­lic Ser­vice Wil­son Mu­ruli Mukasa , while con­tribut­ing to the de­bate asked the Deputy Speaker to al­low him do a re­search and con­tribute to the de­bate.

Deputy Speaker Oulanyah ruled de­fer­ring the de­bate to the next sit­ting of Par­lia­ment from 30th of Jan­u­ary, but adding that the item will be on the or­der pa­per for de­bate.