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Museveni bans MPs, Civil Servants from traveling abroad

Man Jose Kayima

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has banned Members of Parliament, Civil Servants from traveling abroad.

According to Museveni, the ban will help save money for other priority sectors.

He confirmed the development while commissioning facilities at Uganda Petroleum Institute-Kigumba (UPIK) in Kiryandongo District on Saturday.

“Some of them just want money to travel abroad. Tell the civil servants, the MPs and all politicians to stop travelling abroad. Money is wasted on external travel and here Kigumba is crying for money. This is really poor planning,” Said Museveni as quoted by Daily Monitor

The President added,

“So how can you say that you lack Shs8b per year, which I think is $2m, in order to earn $7b from the oil sector. It is not lack of money, but lack of planning by the Ministry of Planning, foresight and wisdom and all that. How can you fail to plan to save money in order to get more money in a very short time?”

“Allowance inside Uganda, we can freeze all those and do this as we have done previously.”

According to Museveni, the oil companies are going to invest $15b (Shs54.7 trillion) in Uganda and out of that, 40 percent will remain in the country.

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