Parliament Dismisses MP Joel Ssenyonyi’s Juicy Allowance That Leaked On Social Media

Parliament Dismisses MP Joel Ssenyony's Juicy Allowance That Leaked On Social Media

MP Joel Ssenyonyi

By Uganda Online Media

Kampala; The director of communication and public affairs at parliament, Chris Obore has dismissed a pay slip that leaked to the media alleging that Nakawa West legislator Joel Ssenyonyi earns millions of Shillings in allowances.

According to the emoluments pay slip allegedly issued by Parliament on May 31, 2022, Ssenyonyi, who also doubles as the Chairperson of Parliament’s Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (Cosase), earns over Shs.110m in allowances every month.

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According to the pay slip, Ssenyonyi, reportedly donated Shs15.8m to National Unity Platform president Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine in the month of May 2022 while another share went to the party.

However, Obore has rubbished the pay slip saying it is fake and has been fabricated by those keen on tarnishing Ssenyonyi’s name adding that no MP earns that amount of money in Parliament.
“This document is fake and treat it as such. It’s intended to malign Hon Joel Ssenyonyi. No MP gets such money in parliament,” wrote Obore.

In the same vein, Ssenyonyi dismissed the pay slip saying it is a tool of propaganda noting that the officials suspected to be involved in corruption whom he has been exposing in the Cosase Committee could be fighting back.

“These propagandists are not smart at all, at least they should have got the spelling of my name right as they do their forgery,” he responded to the fake pay slip shared widely on social media.

“If this is being done by the people we’re exposing in Cosase, too bad for them because I’m not about to stop!”

The allegation about Ssenyonyi’s salary and allowances came days after the Parliamentary Commission had increased allowances for MPs with over UGX 193 billion that will shared by the MPs in the new financial year

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