President Museveni has warned 10th parliament National Resistance Movement (NRM) legislators that there will be on salary increment.
Speaking at the on-going retreat for the NRM legislators the National Leadership Institute, (NALI) Kyankwanzi, president Museveni said there will be no salary increment for public servants.
“What I want you MPs to do is to avoid demanding salary increment. It is bad politics,” Museveni said.
He argued that government will focus on completing the on-going road projects.
Each MP in the 10th Parliament will be entitled to a consolidated pay between Shs20million and Shs25million (subject to income tax), a one-off car grant of Shs103 million or more, monthly gratuity of 30 per cent for MPs and 40 per cent for ministers, medical insurance cover, wardrobe grant of about Shs50m or less depending on individual needs, a furnished office and a Shs2.6m iPad.
Museveni also hinted at fighting poverty.
“We must all tighten our belts to eradicate household poverty by helping people create wealth.”
Museveni said the positions of leadership in parliament including the Speaker will be resolved by the Central Executive Committee of NRM.
Current speaker Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga, her deputy Oulanyah Jacob have expressed interest in the speakership race.
It is also rumoured that Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa is also eying the position.
Lwemiyaga County MP Theodore Ssekikubo has expressed interest in Deputy Speakership position.