MPs hide from voters at parliament

Moses Namayo

Moses Namayo

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Hundreds of voters were stuck on Wednesday following the failure by their area legislators to turn up at parliament for an interactive session dubbed “Ask Your MP”.

The session was part of the activities organised by parliament to commemorate this year’s parliamentary week.

Several voters turned up at parliament to interact with their legislators in response to public invitations made by parliament but left disappointed as their MPs were no show.

The voters were instead taken for a guided tour around the House.

Joseph Nsabiyumba, a law student is one the voters from Kisoro district who turned up to interact with his area MPs. Nsabiyumba said he saw this as an opportunity to meet the legislators to address his concerns after trying to connect with them severally in vain.

Despite failing to meet his MPs, Nsambiyumba, said he was happy to meet some of the vocal MPs he always sees in media like Hassan Kaps Fungaroo, the county MP and his Kinkizi East counterpart, Chris Baryomunsi.

Tumukunde Yudah also voter from Nakaseke district said his interest was to ask MPs who amended the scrapping of article 102b to lift the presidential age limit why they acted against the will of their voters.

One of the MPs told The Nile Post that they hid from the voters because they feared many would beg for financial assistance.

However some legislators like Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, the Kyadondo East MP came in with his voters.

 

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