Recently, government released Shs 13 billion to facilitate legislators to consult on the Constitution (Amendment) (No.2) Bill, 2017, which seeks among other things to scrap the presidential age limit.
However, a group of legislators to the proposed amendment returned the money to the finance office at parliament on Wednesday.
Their NRM colleagues said although they are opposed to bill, they will not return the facilitation money.
“The money is from Parliament, for consultations on age limit, so we have decided that we shouldn’t return it, “Amoding said in an interview.
Sylvia Rwabogo, the Kabarole Woman MP, says they have agreed to use the money for consultations and not return it as other legislators are doing.
Others MPs who are not returning the money are Mbwatekkamwa Gaffa, the Kassambya County MP, Patrick Nsamba Oshabe, Kassanda North, Alex Ruhunda, Fort portal Municipality, James Kaberuka, Kinkizi West and Buyaga West MP, Barnabas Tinkasimire among others.
The NRM MPs say they will unveil four more MPs from the ruling party who have joined the fight against the proposed amendment.
James Akena, the Lira Municipality Member of parliament, said he will use the money for consultations and also facilitate LC 1 elections.
She however couldn’t state clearly whether or not she will return the money.
Mpuuga returned the money to the finance office in parliament on Thursday afternoon.