Western Youth MP Gerald Karuhanga has given the five million shillings given to legislators as facilitation for consultations on the Marriage and Divorce Bill to youth groups.
Karuhanga says the money was unfortunately given to them as MPs and was a waste of public resources considering the poverty levels in the country.
The Western Youth MP says he has made a choice by giving the money to 17 youth groups out of the 26 districts with each taking 300,000 shillings.
Karuhanga says even though the money is little, it can at least buy 150 chicks and within a year, the youth groups can make up to six million shillings with a good plan.
Giving out the money to youth leaders at Parliament on Wednesday, Karuhanga kept telling the youth these were their taxes.
The excited youth leaders led by Mpirirwe Naboth, the Ntungamo NRM district youth chairperson welcomed Karuhanga’s move.
Karuhanga’s position differs from that of the Leader of Opposition Nandala Mafabi, who said last week that all opposition MPs should return the cash.
Kampala Central MP Muhammad Nsereko who was last week dismissed from the NRM party also returned the money but handed it over to the Parliament accounts section.
Ssemujju Nganda, the Kyadondo East MP told URN on Wednesday that so far ten opposition MPs had returned the money as suggested by the leader of opposition Nandala Mafabi.
He however said he would issue an official statement next week.