THE National Resistance Movement MPs will contribute sh33m per month towards the running of the party starting this month.
Each MP would part with about sh150,000 per month. This represents 10% of their monthly salary.
Speaking at a press briefing at the party headquarters in Kyadondo yesterday, David Bahati, the NRM deputy treasurer, yesterday said they hope to raise about sh400m from the party MPs each year.
He explained that committee chairpersons and ministers will contribute a lager portion of their salary.
Bahati added that President Yoweri Museveni would contribute 20% of his salary. Museveni earns sh3.6m per month and would contribute sh740, 000.
There are 214 NRM MPs and some independent MPs like the lands minister, Omara Atubo, who have signed memoranda of co-operation with the party.
Bahatiâ€™s announcement comes amidst reports of critical funding problems by most parties.
He noted that the Government also has a duty to fund political parties, adding that the Attorney General was in the advanced stages of drafting an amendment to the Political Parties Act to provide for the funding.
â€œWe have an interest in funding political parties because when the parties are stable, you get a stable country.â€
Mary Karooro Okurut, the Bushenyi Woman MP, noted that with the recent victory of the NRM in Kamuli and Bududa districts, the party now controls 66 out of the 89 district local governments countrywide.
She added that party executives in the local government and others members, would also be requested to contribute to the party.
Lt. Jessica Alupo, the defence committee deputy chairperson, also attended the briefing.
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