Museveni Directs Finance Ministry to Procure Escort Vehicles for MPs
President Museveni has ordered for the immediate procurement of escort vehicles and the provision of ‘sharpshooters’ for all Members of Parliament. The directive is given in a letter dated June 29, 2018, to finance Minister Matia Kasaija.
The President’s letter says Members of Parliament have been singled out for intimidation and possible attack and that he has decided to protect the MPs as the country awaits putting in place other security systems.
It also follows an outcry from a section of legislators for additional security following an increase in cases of kidnaps and murders over the last two years.