KAMPALA-UGANDA/NEWSDAY: Former Speaker of Parliament and now East African Affairs Minister Rebeca Kadaga has asked Miracle Centre Pastor Robert Kayanja to save his face by apologizing after the comments in which he faulted Parliament for the increasing commodity prices.
Kayanja according to the New Vision said parliament had all the powers and responsibility to curb the escalation of commodity prices had they chosen to allow funding of Uganda’s oil production.
“The 10th Parliament let us down as a country. There was a chance for them to work hard and appropriate money to construct the country’s oil refinery, but they did not,” Kayanja was quoted by the New Vision during an Easter celebrations service.
He claimed if the 10th Parliament had appropriated money to put up an oil refinery, the country would today be exporting oil instead hence saving the much needed forex.
But Ms Kadaga said that Kayanja was out of knowledge on the matter because no budget for a refinery was ever presented or rejected by the Parliament she chaired.
“No Budget for a refinery was presented or rejected. Please substantiate; which meeting, which sitting and which session this happened,” Ms Kadaga added.
The Kabaka in his Easter message called upon leaders especially MPs to find ways of addressing the escalating prices of essential commodities.
“The Easter celebrations of this year should awaken leader’s hearts especially our members of parliament to fulfil their promises to their voters and find solutions to issues faced by the nation arising from taxes, escalating prices of essential commodities…” reads part of Kabaka’s message.
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