EXCLUSIVE: State House Angry with Kadaga over Shs 600m Medal Cash

L-R: Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, President Museveni and Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanya (Back Row) pse with the members of the 1st parliament

State House top officials are yet to get into terms with the Speaker of Parliament, for sale Rebecca Kadaga over the Shs581 million that was spent after the Golden Jubilee medal party on transport refund to medalists on Monday.

ChimpReports understands that Parliament wanted all the 1162 former and current Members of Parliament to get Shs500, buy information pills 000 each and at the same time the national assembly didn’t have the money.

Kadaga would later consult President Museveni at the end of the event to “think” about the “welfare” of the medalists.

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The generous Museveni understood and immediately ordered State House officials to look for the Shs581m which they brought to Serena Hotel.

After getting the green light from the President, for sale Kadaga went back to the podium and announced that she had sorted the issue of welfare (literally meaning transport refund) for everyone who turned up to pick the medals or their representatives.

The Speaker’s announcement that excluded State House and particularly Museveni, only giving the credit to herself and Parliament angered those who were near the President.

ChimpReports can exclusively report that the President’s Private Secretary, Maj. Edith Nakalema rushed to the President for Kadaga’s communication to be reversed and a fresh announcement to be made stating that it’s the President who provided the money.

“The Speaker asked for the help and she was princely accorded it. She however forgot the generosity of the giver so fast and decided to claim the credit,” a source from State House who preffered anonymity confided in ChimpReports.

Parliament Responds

When contacted, Parliament’s Director of Communication, Chris Obore denied claims that the speaker gave credit to herself or the parliament.

He however acknowledged that while making the announcement, Kadaga never mentioned President Museveni as the source of the money.

“The speaker didn’t mention the source of the welfare. She just said ‘members, the issue of welfare has been sorted, there is transport refund’ and called upon the clerk who had already gone to pick the money,” Obore told ChimpReports on phone.


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