Blue, Yellow Pigs Takeover Parliament
By Serestino Tusingwire
Police on Thursday morning arrested Joseph Mubiru and Ruta Ferdinand who claim to be members of the Jobless Brotherhood, after they had dropped 10 piglets at Parliament.
The piglets were in blue and yellow colours with names of some Members of Parliament who are blamed to be focusing on filling their own stomachs forgetting what took them to parliament.
According to another document dropped near parliament by the Brotherhood, all MPs are ‘one’ regardless of their political affiliations when it comes to issues of sharing money.
“There are blue and yellow piglets with names inscribed to show that the Members of Parliament are united when it comes to issues of sharing money. There are no efforts made to see teachers get good pay and hospitals are equipped with drugs but only money issues to MPs are debated,” part of the document reads.
The Parliamentary Director of Communication Chris Obore however described the act as an old trick of seeking public attention, stressing that the money for MPs was already allocated in the budget.
“The Health Ministry was given over one trillion, works and transport over 3 trillion, why is it that the Shs400 billion to parliament is becoming a big deal? It seems when people lack substantive ideas, they turn to such things,” Obore said.
The youths were protesting the alleged Shs200m for cars and Shs68m for burials for MPs.