Nakaseke South Member of Parliament (MP), Paulsen Lutamaguzi Ssemakula has written to the Speaker of Parliament instructing her to deduct some money off his monthly salary to aid efforts against Coronavirus.
While appearing on a TV show over the weekend, Lutamaguzi said that it is time for everyone to stop playing politics and take measures that can genuinely fight the spread of the virus.
Lutamaguzi thus assured the public that if legislators were sensitive, they would surrender part of their monthly salaries to the Ministry of Health which now needs a lot of funds and yet the country is in huge debts.
In fulfilment of his pledge, Lutamaguzi has thus written to the Speaker of Parliament in a letter dated March 24 calling for a deduction of Shs 2m from his monthly salary.
“This letter comes to appreciate you for your work in Uganda’s efforts to effectively combat the Corona Virus.Most importantly though, I write to authorize your office to make a deduction of Shs 2m from my monthly salary to support victims of the above mentioned pandemic and to support the Ministry of Health to greatly curtail the spread of the virus,” Lutamaguzi said.
He added that, “The deductions should be made starting in the month of April 2020 until the deadline given by the government.”
In addition, Lutamaguzi requested that the Speaker appeals to other leaders and Legislators to support this national cause in the same way that he has done.