Tororo County Mp Geofrey Ekanya says he has finalised a motion that seeks to reduce the number of MPs in parliament .
he was speaking to journalists outside Parliament today morning, ekanya argues that a small and well facilitated parliament is better than the huge 375 member house which is more often than not manipulated by the executive, he says that a small parliament will see mps become more effective and their work well defined ” some people are saying the ekanya’s are quiet, but what time will i get to speak when the speaker allocates you only 2minutes and the next time you get a chance to speak will be two days later because of the big number” the youthful legislator explained.
Hon. Ekanya’s Motion is an answer to calls from various sections of society that have called on Government to reduce the cost of public administration, by reducing the number of ministers and MP’s who currently Number a Whooping 375. the director of the Advocates coalition for Development and the Environment Godber Tumushabe says that the government must emphasize quality over quantity ” we can’t have every one in parliament”
the number of MP’s in Parliament plus the amount of money spent on them has been a bone of contention with the opposition blaming it on the Governments policy of creating News districts, with the government arguing that its improves service delivery and representation.