By Our Reporter
Out spoken cleric and parish priest of Kitanga Catholic Parish in Kabare District Fr Gaetano Batanyenda has equated MPs as greedy selfish and oppressive people following the plan to have taxpayers to cater for them data and OTT tax for their iPads.
Fr Gaetano said that it is extremely unfortunate and inhuman on part of MPs to demand that ordinary citizens should foot these bills. He added it is unfair and uncouth.
Can you imagine a member of parliament who cannot afford to be Ugx200shillings yet their farther can afford is good for nothing. He is as good as a dead one. If members of the caucus pass this, they should be killed politically. He told news reporter s at news conference in Mbarara on Friday.
He also advised MPs to reject this proposal out rightly if they love Uganda, museven, their selves and are patriotic.
Gaetano also appealed to all religious leaders of all faith, civil society, and Ugandans of good will to advocate on behalf of what he called poor and unsuspecting Ugandans.
He reminded voters to watch developments closely so they can make informed choices in the coming 2021 one parliamentary election.
“I’ve talked to some MPs many Of them including those in NRM say that they are waiting for the issue to come to the floor of parliament and they will oppose it” he said.
According to Fr Gaetano, Ugandans are raising a lot of costs to the benefit of MPs; including burial expenses totaling to Shs60m loses relativism.
Gaetano also showed wonder that they will finally start tasking Ugandans to pay for the air they breathe.
On Thursday, the parliament commission pinned a notice on the parliament’s notice board showing that big telecom company MTN has beaten out Africel and Airtel Company to start providing a 5GB bundle at 30,000 and 6000sh OTT for each MP per month.
However after that, the public has criticized the Parliament continuously accusing them of wanting to eat alone and asking why they approved the tax that they cannot afford to pay themselves.
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