Some MPs are getting zero pay but not Tororo Country MP Geoffrey Ekanya. As a matter of fact, Mr Ekanya is one of the few money lenders in Parliament. You don’t normally hear MPs bragging but Mr Ekanya did it on the floor of Parliament recently. He told Finance minister Maria Kiwanuka during the debate on Stamp Duty Bill, 2014 that he is worth billions and that he can afford to pay the Shs100,000 the government wanted to impose on people who want to register their mortgages. Mr Ekanya told the minister that while he is worth billions of shillings and the minister too, she should show mercy to the young people who are too poor to afford the proposed fee.
In another development, Mr Nandala Mafabi amused colleagues when he announced that he was very happy when authorities in Mombasa intercepted Mr Okot Ogong’s sugar. Mr Nandala told Mr Ogong that he supported the people who changed the law to suit his needs, so he must continue suffering. However, Mr Ogong said “evil-minded-people” were the ones who hijacked his sugar and that they are the ones responsible for the problems he is facing.
Auctioneers acting on behalf of a bank and a debt management firm issued a notice in June aertising the MP’s house. Mr Ogong got a reprieve when the High Court in Kampala granted an interim order blocking the sale or mortgage of his Shs2 billion house.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor