By Denis Turyahebwa.
The minister for relief, refugees and disaster preparedness Eng. Hillary Onek submitting his request to the Members of Parliament to sacrifice half of their pay for six months to raise shs16 billion towards the construction of houses for Bududa landslides victims,said MPs too can play a bigger role aprt from just criticizing Government policies.
Minister Onek said that the ministry has already drawn plans of constructing 900 homes for the victims on the land purchased in Bulambuli district but needs 16 billion shillings for construction.
“If legislators are patriotic enough, they should sacrifice half of their pay to raise the required amount so as to expedite the transfer process of the victims,” Onek said.
He confirmed the 85M shillings donation from the Chinese Government and said the cash donation and food were handed over by the Chinese ambassador to Uganda Zheng Zhu Qiang.
More than 46 people have so far died and scores injured in the tragedy that hit Bududa few weeks ago leaving hundreds more displaced.